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[whatwg] URL: "relative" file URL starting with "c:" quirk

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2013 14:24:11 +0200
Message-ID: <CADnb78gH-vpz5Xwx8eqrEmXsYrbYfKDfP1XF5puMNZWLTznpuw@mail.gmail.com>
To: WHATWG <whatwg@whatwg.org>
Both Chromium and Internet Explorer treat

  <a href="c:/test">...</a>

in a file served from e.g.
file:///C:/Users/Anne%20van%20Kesteren/Desktop/file.html in a special
way. The resolved URL becomes file:///c:/test (uppercase C in
Chromium) rather than c:/test (note that c: is a valid URL scheme) as
it does in Gecko.

Is there a good reason to preserve this quirk?

(It seems the uppercasing of drive letters is a Chromium-specific
quirk that just needs to die.)

Received on Thursday, 4 July 2013 12:24:36 UTC

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