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Re: file: URIs without host

From: Daniel R. Tobias <dan@tobias.name>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 20:44:18 -0400
To: uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <470D35F5.16257.3AC8EA7@dan.tobias.name>

On 10 Oct 2007 at 20:45, Charles Lindsey wrote:

> It is only the rare cases where you want to change scheme at the same time  
> as using a relative URL that the problem under discussion arises.

What, exactly, would that be relative to?  If your original document 
is not being accessed as a "file:" URI, then you don't have a base 
path under that scheme from which to reference relative "file:" URIs. 

The path that happens to be within the "http:" URI can't be presumed 
to have any relevance to the local system's file structure as 
accessible by "file:" URIs.

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