Subject: Voice-over Flubs

Garrett Wollman
Sat Feb 23 11:40:56 EST 2008

<<On Sat, 23 Feb 2008 06:47:35 -0500, "Dan.Strassberg" <> said:

> who got to the page by dint of hearing the ad. If so, I'd call the
> scheme too clever by half because a lot of Web-savvy listeners would
> instinctively convert the backslash to a slash, thus causing
> themselves not to be counted in the audit of the ad's effectiveness.

It's your browser that does that, not the server -- the server never
sees the backslash.  This behavior originated in IE but has apparently
spread to other browsers recently (Opera does it; I did not check

I blame Microsoft for using the wrong path separator character.


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