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[whatwg] IE/Win treats backslashes in path as forward slashes

From: Philip Taylor <excors+whatwg@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 15:56:29 +0100
Message-ID: <ea09c0d10704110756t288e73abk7b3c321cf0fd3162@mail.gmail.com>
On 11/04/07, Gervase Markham <gerv at mozilla.org> wrote:
> Geoffrey Sneddon wrote:
> > Looking through the spec again, there is nothing about backslashes in
> > URI's path being treated as a forward slash, behaviour needed for
> > compatibility for quite a few websites.
> I would be rather surprised if that were true, given that Firefox
> doesn't do it and I've never come across a website which broke for that
> reason. But maybe I live a sheltered life.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=64488 has quite a few
examples of people finding broken websites caused by backslashes. (But
maybe some/most of those examples have been fixed after being told
that they were wrong and that Firefox's behaviour wasn't going to

Philip Taylor
excors at gmail.com
Received on Wednesday, 11 April 2007 07:56:29 UTC

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