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Re: Status of draft-hoffman-rfc1738bis-01.txt

From: by way of Martin Duerst <dan@tobias.name>
Date: Mon, 02 Feb 2004 13:47:51 -0500
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On 2 Feb 2004 at 13:18, Graham Klyne wrote:

 > I have a small problem with the text.  The example:
 >     file://usr/local/bin/
 > is confusing.  'usr' should be an authority component, but to users of
 > Unix/Linux systems it looks like part of the path.

That appears to be a misprint; it ought to be
file:///user/local/bin/, with an empty authority component.

Though, I've never understood why it wasn't valid to have file: URIs
with no authority component at all, if they refer to the localhost,
and just have the scheme followed by the path, like:


which would be clearly distinguished from URIs with an authority
component because there is no double slash.
Received on Monday, 2 February 2004 14:19:52 UTC

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