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From "Jeffrey Rodriguez" <jeffreyr...@hotmail.com>
Subject RE: xml path problem
Date Wed, 11 Oct 2000 17:46:55 GMT

The definitive answer in on the URI specification in RFC 2396 at

Hope this helps,

                    Jeffrey Rodriguez

>From: "Keith Kyzivat" <kkyzivat@iconverse.com>
>Reply-To: general@xml.apache.org
>To: <general@xml.apache.org>
>Subject: RE: xml path problem
>Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2000 10:30:15 -0400
>I have had troubles with file URIs (specifically with respect to win32
>systems) with xerces-j (among other progs & libraries).  What exactly is 
>standard format for a file URI?
>Netscape does it one way, M$ does it another way, and I guess base java 
>pretty much the M$ format for File URIs.
>file URI examples that I have known to work on some (any)
>	file://c:/foo/bar/baz.joe
>	file://c:\foo\bar\baz.joe
>	file:///c|/foo/bar/baz.joe
>	file:///c:/foo/bar/baz.joe
>What is the acceptable file URI format for xerces-j (and presumably
>If anyone can clear up the confusion would be good for everyone.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jeffrey Rodriguez [mailto:jeffreyr_97@hotmail.com]
>Sent: Sunday, October 08, 2000 6:21 PM
>To: general@xml.apache.org
>Subject: Re: xml path problem
>Hi Venkat,
>from the FAQ:
>"I used to be able to use DOS filenames with the parser and now they don't
>work. Why not?
>   DOS filenames are not legal URIs as required by the XML 1.0 
>Therefore, it was an error for the parser to accept DOS filenames. This bug
>is now fixed.
>DOS filenames can be converted to legal URIs, however. For example, the DOS
>filename "c:\xerces\data\personal.xml" would become
>"file:///c:/xerces/data/personal.xml", which is a legal URI."
>Hope this information helps,
>                   Jeffrey Rodriguez
>                   XML Development
>                   IBM Cupertino
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