Is Reddit Handling Trailing Slashes Incorrectly?

February 22, 2012

Looking at my blog analytics yesterday, I got half of my reddit views from reddit.com/r/programming, and the other half – from reddit.com/r/programming/ – only one trailing slash difference. The general principle is (my post about it) that you should choose only one version, and redirect the other with 301, because search engines treat the two URLs as completely different resources (what this means internally for search engines – I don’t know)

But reddit doesn’t redirect anything – is it a mistake on their side, or is it something done on purpose, and if so – why?

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