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From "Vincent Massol" <>
Subject RE: [VFS] Why resolveFile API doesn't accepting URI ?
Date Mon, 17 Jul 2006 06:44:16 GMT
Hi Mario,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mario Ivankovits []
> Sent: lundi 17 juillet 2006 08:25
> To: Jakarta Commons Users List
> Subject: Re: [VFS] Why resolveFile API doesn't accepting URI ?
> Hi!
> > I've just tried to use VFS and I was surprised to see that the
> resolveFile
> > API does not have a signature accepting a URI object.
> I think (this decision were felt before I jumped to VFS) the main reason
> is, that vfs supports "layered" URIs. So you can have
> tar:gz:http://www.......
> The java URI class cant really deal with this, can it?

I think it can. See

They give this example in the javadoc:

In addition the general format is: [scheme:]scheme-specific-part[#fragment]
I'm not an expert but I guess one could consider that the scheme is
"tar:gz:http" in your example above.



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