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

From: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2011 20:45:05 -0500
To: Michael Wojcik <Michael.Wojcik@microfocus.com>
Cc: URI <uri@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20110108014505.GA23339@mercury.ccil.org>
Michael Wojcik scripsit:

> But obviously some users (possibly the majority) *would* want a
> file-scheme URI treated as a UNC name. And while I might argue that the
> principle of least surprise, the principle of least privilege, and a
> bias toward security all argue against that, those are arguments that
> historically have not had a lot of traction among casual users or
> implementors of the software they use.

Please do argue, because I don't see how they apply.

> I suppose what I'm saying, then, is that I don't believe it's clear that
> the UNC-mapping behavior is necessarily desirable, and more discussion
> on the topic might be called for, if we're trying to standardize the
> file scheme.

I think that's what we are doing.

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