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Re: Question regarding RFC 3986, Section 3.2

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2005 13:36:27 -0400
To: uri <uri@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20050527173626.GB6509@skunk.reutershealth.com>

Bruce Lilly scripsit:

> Syntactically, yes.  An example would be
> about://
> which is supported by some browsers, although "about"
> is not currently a *registered* scheme.  And even the
> "//" is not necessary with all schemes (as with the
> example above; see "path-empty" in the syntax).

Indeed, "about:" is recognized by Mozilla-based browsers but "about://" is not
(it is probably interpreted as an unknown "about:" URI, attempts to go to
which are ignored).  A list of Mozilla-specific about: URIs can be found at
http://kb.mozillazine.org/About_Protocol_Links ; AFAIK only about:blank
is supported by IE.

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