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RE: trivia, but it's a niggle

From: James Clark <jjc@jclark.com>
Date: Fri, 30 May 1997 14:41:59 +0700
Message-Id: <2.2.32.19970530074159.00fa5328@jclark.com>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
At 17:49 29/05/97 -0700, Andrew Layman wrote:
>If on Unix, you would indeed say file:///home/ht/mymasterpiece.xml.

Yes.

>If
>on MS Windows, it would be file://\home\ht\mymasterpiece.xml.

That's not what RFC 1738 says:

   A file URL takes the form:

       file://<host>/<path>

   where <host> is the fully qualified domain name of the system on
   which the <path> is accessible, and <path> is a hierarchical
   directory path of the form <directory>/<directory>/.../<name>.

   For example, a VMS file

     DISK$USER:[MY.NOTES]NOTE123456.TXT

   might become

     <URL:file://vms.host.edu/disk$user/my/notes/note12345.txt>

   As a special case, <host> can be the string "localhost" or the empty
   string; this is interpreted as `the machine from which the URL is
   being interpreted'.
Received on Friday, 30 May 1997 03:58:44 UTC

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