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Re: file:

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 19:13:27 -0500
To: www-lib@w3.org
Message-ID: <36B24EA7.40B5C2EC@w3.org>
To: Klaus Weide <kweide@tezcat.com>

Klaus Weide wrote:
> !> On windows the format is rather strange format which seems to work in most
> !> browsers:
> !>
> !>      file:/C:/tmp/irc.txt
> That should be regarded as just an incomplete form for
> file://localhost/C:/tmp/irc.txt.
> Lynx uses the forms with file://localhost/ as the primary internal
> representation, and tries to convert other forms that may be encountered
> to it.  If the Library has made a different decision, it should at least
> regard the forms with explicit //localhost/ as equivalent.  (I haven't
> checked whether it does.)

Right - libwww has handled


for a long time but didn't get the "C:" weirdoes in until recently (they
really do look ugly, don't they?)

Henrik Frystyk Nielsen,
World Wide Web Consortium
Received on Friday, 29 January 1999 19:13:31 UTC

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