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Re: Absolute "file:" URLs under Windows95

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2000 10:17:57 -0500 (EST)
To: Maurizio Codogno <mau@beatles.cselt.it>
cc: www-amaya@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.0003091015360.15211-100000@tux.w3.org>
One. as in http:/root/of/my/tree/etc ( == /root/of/my/tree/etc ==
//this.host/root/of/my/tree/etc )

two would look like http://SERVER/filepath (which would make life confusing)


On Thu, 9 Mar 2000, Maurizio Codogno wrote:

  > From: "Henrik Frystyk Nielsen" <frystyk@microsoft.com>
  > 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) 
  One or two slashes between file: and D: ? (I think two)
  Well, it would be time to amend  RFC 2396 with a standard definition
  (or maybe to put some 1st April RFC with other schemata!)
  ciao ,.mau.

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