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

From: Benjamin Smedberg <benjamin@smedbergs.us>
Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2013 10:48:49 -0400
Message-ID: <51DC22D1.8050806@smedbergs.us>
To: Alex Bishop <alexbishop@gmail.com>
Cc: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org
On 7/8/2013 8:33 PM, Alex Bishop wrote:
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>
> I imagine that itís an early Netscape implementation detail that 
> escaped into the wild. Given that I can still remember pipes in file 
> URLs 15+ years later, I would not be surprised if other people rely on 
> this working.
I am certain that we must continue to support this in Firefox in some 
cases (URLs passed in on the command line or via DDE). I am not sure 
what we'd break by removing support for it for URLs in general. Unless 
there is a compelling reason not to support this in general, I'd like to 
keep it.

--BDS
Received on Tuesday, 9 July 2013 14:49:18 UTC

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