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

From: Kornel Lesinski <kornel@osiolki.net>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 20:00:57 +0100
Message-ID: <op.tqmu3vkn4suneb@g5.local>
On Wed, 11 Apr 2007 15:13:09 +0100, Gervase Markham <gerv at mozilla.org>  
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.

Working for osiolki.net (site that blacklists IE-only websites), I've come  
across a few.

http://www.google.com/search?q=site:osiolki.net+backslash&filter=0  
(+ there are 4 more non-public cases).

-- 
regards, Kornel Lesi?ski
Received on Wednesday, 11 April 2007 12:00:57 UTC

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