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Re: Can someone answer my questions , please

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2003 15:42:19 -0500
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To: Israel Viente <Israel_Viente@il.vio.com>(by way of Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>), uri@w3.org

At 02:03 PM 2003-03-05, Israel Viente wrote:

>1) Which RFC should I follow in case of file URIs 2396 or 1738 ?

Why can't you satisfy both?  What do you *need* to do where they
are in conflict?

>2) About the escaping of ':' separator of the drive letter.
>I understood there is no need to escape the ":". But is 
>"<file:///e%3a/xxx.pdf>file:///e%3a/xxx.<file:///e%3a/xxx.pdf>pdf" also valid ?

It is a valid URI.  As a URI it is synonymous with the URI containing the
unescaped ':' character.  Whether all file: scheme processors will process
this correctly is something I don't know.

A file system that expects a drive letter at the head of a file path and fails
to treat e%3a as synonymous with e: where it appears in the appropriate path
segment for a drive letter to appear in a file: URL is strange indeed.

Of course, stranger things have happened.

>3) Relative file URIs : Is it equivalent to use "./foo.pdf" or 
>"<file:/./foo.pdf>file:/./foo.<file:/./foo.pdf>pdf" or 
>"<file:///./foo.pdf>file:///./foo.<file:///./foo.pdf>pdf" ?


>Are the last 2 examples which uses scheme name and relative form , invalid 
>URIs ?


>Thanks in advance
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