Question

enable paths without trailing slash for static sites on app platform

Iโ€™m trying to deploy a static site built with parcel.js that has a bunch of subpages with my dist folder looking like this:

๐Ÿ“„ index.html
๐Ÿ“ about
   ๐Ÿ“„ index.html

Now example.com/about/ works but example.com/about (without trailing slash) returns a 404.

Is there any way to make paths without trailing slashes work in static sites since I have to support an existing url structure?

Vercel for example has configuration options for these settings.


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Actually this is the default for a static website. So Digital Ocean seems in not static site compliant. Please solve this!

Bobby Iliev
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โ€ข March 17, 2023

Hey @martin,

I donโ€™t think that this is possible out of the box with static HTML sites unless you are using a library like React for example.

The best thing to do to get your voice heard regarding this would be to head over to our Product Ideas board and post a new idea, including as much information as possible for what youโ€™d like to see implemented.

https://ideas.digitalocean.com/

Hope that helps!

- Bobby.

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