Re: partial URLs ? (was <p> ... </p>)

Ian S. Graham (igraham@alchemy.chem.utoronto.ca)
Thu, 21 Dec 95 16:08:31 EST


From: "Ian S. Graham" <igraham@alchemy.chem.utoronto.ca>
Message-Id: <199512212108.QAA24823@alchemy.chem.utoronto.ca>
Subject: Re: partial URLs ? (was <p> ... </p>) 
To: william@cs.columbia.edu (William C. Cheng)
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 95 16:08:31 EST
Cc: www-html@w3.org
In-Reply-To: <199512210402.XAA09098@age.cs.columbia.edu>; from "William C. Cheng" at Dec 20, 95 11:02 pm

> > 
Bill Cheng wrote:
> 
> It seems to be true that "/../" is not forbidden explicitely.  Now,
> can anyone give me an example where http://foo/b/../bar.html and
> http://foo/bar.html should _not_ be interpreted the same way?  Forget
> .....
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This will fail if foo/b/ is a symbolic link to another directory. In
this case, the ../ is ill-defined -- should you go back to foo, or back
to the parent of the object linked to by "b".  This is of course not
just  a unix issue, as Bill points out.

Ian
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