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RE: more 'file' suggestions for draft-hoffman-file-uri

From: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 14:02:03 -0700
To: "'Charles Lindsey'" <chl@clerew.man.ac.uk>, uri@w3.org
Message-id: <0I4G007D4NRFXC@mailsj-v1.corp.adobe.com>

> For example, on a unix system at least, the thing at the end of the <path>

> might turn out to be a pipe or a stream, and you were meant to pipe the  
> query component into it in order to cause some effect, or so get some  
> response back.

I don't know anything about pipes or streams.
This is what I had in mind --- I was looking at the
how JavaDoc builds frames...

<SCRIPT type="text/javascript">
    targetPage = "" + window.location.search;
    if (targetPage != "" && targetPage != "undefined")
       targetPage = targetPage.substring(1);
    function loadFrames() {
        if (targetPage != "" && targetPage != "undefined")
             top.classFrame.location = top.targetPage;

so that 'targetPage' gets initialized to the query component
of the URI used to access the document, even if it is a file:


shows the index.html frame with 'Subpage.html' as the documentation
in a subframe.

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