Why Home/Index?

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One of the things that I always ponder when creating a new ASP.NET MVC project is just how pervasive the concept of “index” is on the web. When you look at the default documents that a web-server will serve up when you hit a particular directory you can almost bet that “index.html” or “default.html” or some variation of that will be in there.

It always makes me think that no matter how sophisticated our web-stacks get, we are always going to find roots (pun-intended) back to the old file-system way of thinking of the web. I wonder if the word Index has something to do with the width of a horses hind quarters.

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