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From Ralph Goers <Ralph.Go...@dslextreme.com>
Subject Re: Code freeze?
Date Thu, 20 Sep 2007 04:42:18 GMT


Joerg Heinicke wrote:
> On 19.09.2007 11:32 Uhr, Daniel Fagerstrom wrote:
>
>> While we have a historical tradition of using 2 slashes, but it is 
>> wrong according to the URL standard 
>> (http://gbiv.com/protocols/uri/rfc/rfc3986.html). 1 or 3 slashes is 
>> correct. No idea about how we should handle this fact though ;)
>
> Ok, for Windows it might make sense considering the drives as 
> authority part: file://C:/temp/file.tmp. Maybe we should talk about 
> the actual task of this method. Is it about wiping out differences of 
> the os what I thought so far? Or do we go with the os differences. 
> Then maybe the test must be more relaxed.
I don't think so. The way I read it C would be a host name a the ":" 
would be invalid because it is required to be followed by a port. 
http://www.mozilla.org/quality/networking/testing/filetests.html has a 
bunch of examples. 
http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/12/06/file-uris-in-windows.aspx 
documents what was done in IE 7.

Of course, I always solve this by using cygwin on Windows...

Ralph

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