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From Edwin Goei <edwi...@sun.com>
Subject Re: XML help needed
Date Tue, 14 Aug 2001 17:49:01 GMT
Shane Curcuru wrote:
> 
> Brief rules:
> -- the file: scheme, when referring to a file on the local machine
> (i.e. you don't really care about the host) will always start with
> "file:///", and then with an absolute path as defined by the local
> environment.  I'm trying to figure out what this means for UNIX
> systems, which would seem to have abs paths of "/usr/foo", which means
> a URL thereon would be "file:////usr/foo", which seems to choke a lot
> of programs.

Hmmm, 4 slashes... I would expect that for unix systems, where there is
no drive letter, a file "/usr/foo" would be referred to as
"file:///usr/foo".  Three (3) slashes, instead of 4.

-Edwin

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