When an HTTP client (generally a web browser) requests a URL that points to a irectory structure instead of an actual web page within the directory, the web server will generally serve a general page, which is often referred to as a main or "index" page.

Trivia about index

  • It's an alphabetical llist of terms, names, and facts, along with the page numbers they appear on
  • An alphabetical reference list
  • As well as a list in a book, this word also means something that points out; hence this finger
  • A 19th C. British chief justice proposed that a writer whose book lacked this feature be fined & lose his copyright

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