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Re: Status of RFC 1738 -- 'ftp' URI scheme

From: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2011 09:38:05 -0500
To: Charles Lindsey <chl@clerew.man.ac.uk>
Cc: URI <uri@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20110103143805.GF2160@mercury.ccil.org>
Charles Lindsey scripsit:

> Put more simply, if you write file://host/blah-blah-blah, then if you  
> write a POSIX open call open("blah-blah-blah", ...) then it ought to 
> work, and you define the format of blah-blah-blah so that it is so. All 
> you ahve to worry about then is where percent-coding is needed, and 
> perhaps whether some relative URI is possible.

So far so good.  The messy part is what the authority means when it is
neither empty nor "localhost", and clients differ widely in this respect.

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