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Re: file: URIs without host

From: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2007 10:02:30 -0400
To: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
Cc: uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <20071004140230.GE27520@mercury.ccil.org>

Jeremy Carroll scripsit:

> Any thoughts?
> Which way should we rationalize behaviour?
> Should we be working on an I-D for file: ?

The trouble is that a file: ID would have to document and explain
the various inconsistent ways in which file: is already being used.
To paraphrase Tennesee Ernie Ford:

	When you see file: coming, better step aside,
	A lotta men didn't, and a lotta men died.
	One way for Explorer, another for Mozill',
	If the right hand don't a-getcha then the left one will.

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