Re: FTP URIs - time to document the way browsers really behave?

--On Tuesday, September 28, 2004 3:18 PM -0700 Alun Jones <> wrote:
> Now, the RFC 1738 rule says you should log on to <host> as <userinfo>,
> and enter separate CWD commands for each pathM element from 1 to N, with
> the possibility of issuing a RETR on pathN if the CWD fails - but notice
> that this usually has the same result as CWD path1/.../pathN, or RETR
> path1/.../pathN.

The series of individual CWD commands is required for OS's that
do not use "/" as a path separator: VAX/VMS, Multics, Mac OS Classic,
Windows Classic, and so on.

Walter Underwood
Principal Architect, Verity

Received on Wednesday, 29 September 2004 23:23:39 UTC