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RE: trivia, but it's a niggle

From: Digitome Ltd. <digitome@iol.ie>
Date: Fri, 30 May 1997 07:56:37 +0100
Message-Id: <199705300721.IAA10922@mail.iol.ie>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
[Andrew Layman]
>If on Unix, you would indeed say 
>file:///home/ht/mymasterpiece.xml. If on MS Windows, it would
>be file://\home\ht\mymasterpiece.xml.

The waters here are muddied considerably by various browsers that
"help" the user by inferring what an invalid url actually means.
The definition of a "valid" URL in a users mind is becoming
synonymous with syntax that "works" which of course is not the
same thing.

Oh dear - error recovery. Arrrrgh!

Sean Mc Grath

Digitome Electronic Publishing
Received on Friday, 30 May 1997 03:21:11 UTC

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