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Re: Invalid JAR URIs

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2003 00:50:03 +0200
Message-ID: <19622773266.20030704005003@w3.org>
To: (wrong string) Óra <dehora@eircom.net>

On Thursday, July 3, 2003, 11:21:15 PM, Bill wrote:

Bdh> Chris Lilley wrote:

>> Sure, but if its not a URI then its useless inside the JDK as well.

Bdh> Demonstrably not true. These things are useful, they're just not
Bdh> URL/Is.

No, Its harmful in the JDK as well **if it says its a URI* (which it
does) because this encourages people to use the URI in other contexts.

>> Details welcome.

Bdh> This isn't relevant to the jar: 'scheme',
Bdh> but as you asked, some of the problems have been or are:
Bdh> [snipped]


Bdh> But the main point is this - even if this was real URI, the JAR 
Bdh> support code simply does not require a jar:http: prefix - http: 
Bdh> would do just as well (or even jar: )

I agree http would do as well since that is actualy the protocol used.
jar: would fall into the itunes trap.

 Chris                            mailto:chris@w3.org
Received on Thursday, 3 July 2003 18:50:34 UTC

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