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Re: svn commit: rev 2653 - trunk/www trunk/doc/handbook

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2002-07-27 01:07:36 CEST

On Sat, Jul 27, 2002 at 01:01:29AM +0200, Josef Wolf wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 23, 2002 at 07:15:36PM -0400, Garrett Rooney wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 23, 2002 at 03:00:14PM -0500, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> > other than that, it looks fantastic, and is a good intro for our soon
> > to be hordes of users ;-)
> I second this :). There is just one thing i _still_ don't understand
> and can't find any documentation: why do the file:///foo style of
> URLs require _three_ slashes? It seems to me that it has to do with
> absolute/relative paths, but I cant find any docu. I think one or two
> sentences about this topic could avoid a lot of confision.

that's what a file:// url looks like. the file:// part is the "i'm a
local file url indicator" and the /foo part is an absolute path from
the root of the filesystem to the file. so you put them together and
you get file:///foo. think about what you'd have if you took the host
part out of the http://foo.com/bar url and you'll see it's the same


garrett rooney                    Remember, any design flaw you're 
rooneg@electricjellyfish.net      sufficiently snide about becomes  
http://electricjellyfish.net/     a feature.       -- Dan Sugalski
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