I’m confused at what the Pretty Url is supposed to be doing. Or more specifically, what is Netlify default behavior when this option is not enabled.
I have created a
test.html file at the root of this website. From my test, the file is accessible through:
- https://gamemaster.pixelastic.com/test.html and https://gamemaster-pixelastic.netlify.com/test.html, which is expected.
- https://gamemaster.pixelastic.com/test/, https://gamemaster.pixelastic.com/test, https://gamemaster-pixelastic.netlify.com/test/ and https://gamemaster-pixelastic.netlify.com/test
The first one is expected, but I thought the urls in 2. would only be redirected if I had enabled Pretty Url (which I don’t):
So what exactly is checking Pretty Url supposed to be doing? I didn’t find any page explaining it in the documentation and the short explanation text close to the checkbox seems to describe what is already the current behavior