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Re: Absolute "file:" URLs under Windows95

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2000 21:29:13 -0800
Message-ID: <000901bf8988$6c0556b0$30651fac@redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Marc Rubin, Jay's Island Software Development & Consulting" <amayalist@mail.com>, "Harold A. Driscoll" <harold@driscoll.chi.il.us>
Cc: <www-amaya@w3.org>, <jose.kahan@inrialpes.fr>, <mau@beatles.cselt.it>, <ptrourke@mediaone.net>
RFC 1738 has been updated by RFC 2396 but unfortunately neither have a
very practical definition of file: URIs (and file: is kind of strange in
the first place). Personally I like file:/D:/foo instead of file:///D:/foo
as is in fact unambiguous (and legal) and I think supported by most

There are a couple of functions in libwww that might do what you want, see
section "Conversion between URLs and Local File Names" in


Henrik Frystyk Nielsen,

> That is also the formal standard, IETF RFC 1738:
> http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1738.txt
> I think it is very important that Amaya adhere closely to the Internet
> specifications. Unless it does so, it would lose much of its value as a
> tool for Web designers who are interested in creating well-behaved
> (standards-compliant) sites.
Received on Thursday, 9 March 2000 00:29:51 UTC

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