I expect this is a basic question but I'm not sure what to search for in order to get the answer...
I'm hosting a site using Apache 2.2 (on Mac OS X 10.6) and I use a Directory and an Alias directive in httpd.conf to serve a set of pages outside Apache's DocumentRoot. The URL looks like this to the user:
I have it set to automatically serve index.html if you don't specify a file so in fact that is serving:
On that index page I have links to other files in the same directory (e.g. about.html) in the filesystem. If I click one it loads the page fine. The thing I'm trying to figure out is why the URL in the browser's address bar doesn't change when I do that. In other words the address bar doesn't look like this:
Why is that? I assume this is some default that Apache uses? Can I set it so that it does show the actual file name in the address? At the moment it still shows:
which is annoying as when I refresh the page in my browser it serves me index.html again!