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

From: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2011 16:32:11 -0500
To: "Dan B." <danb@kempt.net>
Cc: URI <uri@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20110116213211.GF3374@mercury.ccil.org>
Dan B. scripsit:

> Try "file://///foo/bar/baz".  That works in Mozilla Seamonkey, so
> it probably works in Mozilla Firefox.  (And it also works in IE.)

So it does, and in Chrome too.  Thanks.

> Then then the URI path "///foo/bar/baz" represents that pathname
> (the UNC pathname "\\foo\bar\baz").  (No, I don't recall exactly
> how the three slashes turns into only two backslashes.))

A pity; I'd like to see how that works.  It certainly isn't intuitive;
I would have expected four slashes to work (it doesn't).

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