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RE: I-D ACTION:draft-hoffman-file-uri-03.txt

From: Israel Viente <israel_viente@il.vio.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 12:21:43 +0200
To: <uri@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20050127101528.B4A7D33B96@sa10.bezeqint.net>

Another comment:

This draft says:
| For Windows shares, there is an additional "/" prepended to the name.
|   Thus, the file "example.doc" on the shared directory "department"
|   would have the URL:
|   file:////department/example.doc

If you are talking about UNC paths like \\server\department\example.doc 
Translating to file://server/department/example.doc works fine on Windows as
well as file:////server/department/example.doc.
But I think it should be clarified since windows shares has usually
host/share/path segments.


-----Original Message-----
From: uri-request@w3.org [mailto:uri-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Frank
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 1:32 AM
To: uri@w3.org
Subject: Re: I-D ACTION:draft-hoffman-file-uri-03.txt

Internet-Drafts@ietf.org wrote:

>         Title           : The file URI Scheme
>         Author(s)       : P. Hoffman
>         Filename        : draft-hoffman-file-uri-03.txt
>         Pages           : 6
>         Date            : 2005-1-3
> http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-hoffman-file-uri-03.txt

This draft says:

| On systems running some versions of Microsoft Windows, the
| local drive specification is sometimes preceded by a "/"
| character.  Thus,  for a file called "example.ini" in the
| "windows" directory on the "c:" drive, the URL might be:
| file:///c:/windows/example.ini

That's also true for OS/2, incl. my IBM OS/2 Warp 3, which has
nothing to do with Microsoft.  For some obscure reasons Lynx
insists on an explicit file://localhost/ instead of file:/// -
Lynx interprets the latter as some kind of ftp: URL (claiming
that this is a Mosaic feature, please don't ask me what's that
about, I've no idea ;-)
                           Bye, Frank
Received on Thursday, 27 January 2005 10:21:51 UTC

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