proposal for file: uri standard

Lars Hallberg spam at
Mon Mar 29 14:41:23 EEST 2004

Alexander Larsson wrote:

>Backwards compatibility:
>Some current apps generate URIs of the form "file:/<path>". These
>are not correct according to RFC1738, so they should not be
>generated. However, its recommended that code correctly handle such
>URIs as input.
As they are not standard, some help or pointer on howe to handle them 
might be helpful. Is it as easy as:

If ther is only one / folowing "file:", treat it as tree ("file:///<path>").


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