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Re: [whatwg] URL: file URL "C|" quirk

From: Peter Kasting <pkasting@google.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2013 15:25:56 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAHOzFBhiAoLuQD3-oQPhT0N-+2bFJ2JMkMAs0M+kRU+hAvZAw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Cc: WHATWG <whatwg@whatwg.org>
On Thu, Jul 4, 2013 at 5:18 AM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl> wrote:

> Both Gecko and Chromium have a quirk with "C|" and similar patterns
> (drive letter followed by |). They treat it similarly to "C:".
> However, Internet Explorer does not do this. Should we remove this
> quirk?

I searched for "file URL drive letter pipe" on Google and found a variety
of comments about programs/libraries that output URLs with a pipe instead
of a colon after a drive letter name.  It sounds like there are likely
compatibility issues connected to this quirk.

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