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Re: question about URLs: is http:/dir illegal?

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 1997 11:41:42 PDT
Message-ID: <340DAF66.4EA53D83@parc.xerox.com>
To: D.White@mcs.surrey.ac.uk
CC: www-talk@w3.org
Although early URL documents allowed a relative URL which supplied a
'scheme' but no 'host' (such as you'd find with http:/a/b/c/test.html),
it was impossible to specify relative URL processing in a way that was
scheme-independent: one could not tell whether a URL was absolute or
relative without knowing the details of the URL scheme's syntax.

So, currently 'http:/a/b/c' is not an allowed URL syntax.

Received on Wednesday, 3 September 1997 14:42:03 UTC

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