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Re: Absolute "file:" URLs under Windows95

From: Harold A. Driscoll <harold@driscoll.chi.il.us>
Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2000 09:20:17 -0600
To: Maurizio Codogno <mau@beatles.cselt.it>
Cc: www-amaya@w3.org
Message-Id: <20000309152119.WNDW354.mta1@mallard>
At 02:19 09-03-00 , Maurizio Codogno wrote:
>> From: "Henrik Frystyk Nielsen" <frystyk@microsoft.com>
>> RFC 1738 has been updated by RFC 2396 but unfortunately neither have a
>> very practical definition of file: URIs (and file: is kind of strange in
>> the first place). Personally I like file:/D:/foo instead of file:///D:/foo
>> as is in fact unambiguous (and legal) 
>One or two slashes between file: and D: ? (I think two)

Three. Either  file:/// or file://hostname/

See also the discussion of use of colon in RFC 2396.

>Well, it would be time to amend  RFC 2396 with a standard definition
>(or maybe to put some 1st April RFC with other schemata!)

This thread seems to have picked up the 1 April spirit a tad early. <g>

Safe computing,  /Harold
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