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

From: Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 17:28:07 +0200
Message-ID: <p06240606c242ade547f2@[192.168.0.101]>
At 3:13 PM +0100 UTC, on 4/11/07, Gervase Markham 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

Be surpirsed: <http://santek.no-ip.org/~st/tests/backslash/>

I've no idea how many sites rely on this, but given that Safari copied this
behaviour apparently Apple found the problem big enough to bother.


-- 
Sander Tekelenburg
The Web Repair Initiative: <http://webrepair.org/>
Received on Wednesday, 11 April 2007 08:28:07 UTC

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