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Re: svn commit: r11509 - branches/1.1.x

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke_at_gmx.de>
Date: 2004-10-20 19:14:42 CEST

Ben Reser wrote:
> What? You want a URL that points to a remote machine to accept a
> hostname of localhost? Your desired behavior of such a URL is bogus.
>
> Windows itself won't even accept that URL. It'll take the following
> URLS though:
> file:////machine/path
> file://machine/path
>
> Personally I believe the only one we should support is the later.
> Anytime the hostname is blank or localhost we should interpret it as a
> local name and that means that duplicate path separators are no-ops.
>
> So I'd veto any implementation that supports
> file://localhost//machine/repos
> or
> file:////machine/repos
>
> So open a new issue requesting this feature. We don't have a way to
> refer to UNC paths via a URL and we never have. Obviously this is
> desireable but is a new feature and belongs in 1.2.

As far as I can tell,

        file:////xyz

and

        file://localhost//xyz

should be equivalent (see RFC1738, section 3.10).

Julian

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