Re: directory identifiers

Mike Altimore (
Wed, 15 May 1996 20:53:34 +0000

Date: Wed, 15 May 1996 20:53:34 +0000
From: Mike Altimore <>
Subject: Re: directory identifiers
To: in@""
Cc: in@""
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>Date: Wed, 15 May 1996 19:09:06 +0000
>From: Mike Altimore <>
>Subject: Re: directory identifiers
>Cc: in%""
>>You're not the stupid one, Microsoft is.  The specification is very clear
>>that "/" is the path separator, not "\".   If it doesn't work that way in
>>Internet Explorer, then Internet Explorer is broken.   Before concluding
>>that IE is hopelessly broken try this:
>>    (1) put in the closing quote
>>    (2) try the "./" form
>>    (3) put in a BASE tag
>>Are you viewing these by opening them as a local file or by referring to 
>>a server that is running on your local machine.  If the former, then 
>>"/images/foobar.gif" refers to something in a directory called "images" off
>>the root directory (i.e. C:\IMAGES).  If the latter then "/images/foobar.gif"
>>refers most likely to some directory called "images" that is a subdirectory
>>of the webserver root (although the webserver could map it anywhere).
>>Then the reason the ".\images\foobar.gif" works has nothing to do with path
>>separators and has everything to do with the fact that you are accessing a
>>subdirectory of the current directory (or the BASE directory, if that has
>>been set).  I suspect this is the case.
>>                -- Mary
>>Mary Holstege, PhD  
>>Manager, Online Engineering
>>KnowledgeSet Corporation
>>555 Ellis Street                    Tel: (415) 254-5452
>>Mountain View, CA 94043             FAX: (415) 254-5451
>I am pulling the document up as a local file. Thanks for the <base> tag info.
>I will try that.
>BTW, thanks for telling me about the " that I forgot. That was a mistype in
>my e-mail and not my documents.
>Thanks again,