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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: mod_ftp "named virtual hosts"?
Date Wed, 11 Apr 2007 21:38:15 GMT
Henrik Nordstrom wrote:
>> So if, for example, the admin wanted to define & as the alternative
>> separator, ftp://me&myhost:pass@myhost/ would be a little less ambiguous
>> to browser-style schemas.
> Sounds reasonable. Except that it's quite impractical to use in HTML
> coding and very many applications (and users) rendering data into HTML
> will get it wrong..

You (the admin) would elect the alternate separator.

> Note: how most browser user agents implements the ftp:// URI scheme in
> general is quite far outside the standards, so it's not easy to know
> what will happen when trying something other than plain anonymous ftp
> with non-problematic characters, or even file paths..

Of course - most do and I wouldn't count on consistency.

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