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

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-07-27 01:07:20 CEST

Josef Wolf <jw@raven.inka.de> writes:

> 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?

We didn't make that up. Standard rfc's dictate that url schemas always
look like "schema://". And the file:// schema requires that an
absolute path follow, hence file:///absolute/path.

Another way people look at it: the nonexistent hostname would
normally go between the 2nd and 3rd slash.

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