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by toonie1948 / November 10, 2006 6:08 AM PST

In building an HTML web page, what is the first page always named index ?

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(NT) Are you asking WHY the first page is named Index????
by Ray Harinec / November 10, 2006 7:04 AM PST
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Most websites
by PudgyOne / November 10, 2006 7:18 AM PST
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have different pages.


the above is really the index page. If you type or click on the URL below, you'll find out that the index after it doesn't exist

You will also find out that the more webpages that are used, they put a / and a description or the webpage.


It is best to put a description of the item or webpage so the search engines will be able to find out what you are selling.

Hope this helps.


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If you're asking why...
by jackson dougless / November 10, 2006 8:31 AM PST
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It's just what the web server developers decided on and it stuck. IIRC, you can configure Apache to use something other than index.html as the default page, but no one really does.

There's no real good reason why it couldn't have been something like homepage.html or firstpage.html, someone, somewhere, just figured index.html made the most sense to them and so that's what we have.

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