Verifying Significant Sections of Your Site for Webmaster Tools

Here Google Webmaster Tools (GWT) states that you should verify each significant section of your site and if you have  http:// and https:// versions, you should add each as a separate site. You cannot submit a file to GWT like  http://www.example.com/france.htm it has to be a folder (doesn't that potentially create some canonicalisation issues?) https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/34592?hl=en Webmaster [...]