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

From: Josef Wolf <jw_at_raven.inka.de>
Date: 2002-07-27 02:25:42 CEST

On Fri, Jul 26, 2002 at 06:07:20PM -0500, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> Josef Wolf <jw@raven.inka.de> writes:

> > 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.

Thanks for the answer, but my point was that this should be explained
somewhere in the _handbook_. As I mentioned in my original post, I was
already on the path to get used to it :)

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

Hmm, so file://localhost/foo/bar should do the work, too? I think an
accurate statement in the handbook could avoid confusion.

-- Josef Wolf -- jw@raven.inka.de --
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