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File URI questions

From: by way of Martin Duerst <Israel_Viente@il.vio.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 13:27:30 -0500
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I have some questions on file URI.

1) I understood that there is no need to escape the ':' sign in examples like

but is it legal to have it escaped

file:///e%3A/xxx.pdf ?

And in general, is it allowed to escape even characters that are not 
reserved in this context ?

2) I understood that the sign '&' is not reserved except inside a query.
So in case I have a file name including space and '&' , should I escape the 
space to %20 and not escape the '&' ?


3) About relative file URI.

I understood it should be something like

"./foo.pdf" without the <file://>file:// scheme.

But would <file:///./foo.pdf>file:///./foo.<file:///./foo.pdf>pdf be also 
legal ?

Thanks in advance

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