file:/ vs file://<host>/ vs file:///
neundorf at kde.org
Thu Nov 4 20:42:13 EET 2004
On Thursday 04 November 2004 18:59, Daniel Veillard wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 04, 2004 at 12:18:57PM -0500, Avery Pennarun wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 04, 2004 at 11:35:54AM -0500, Daniel Veillard wrote:
> > > Either you have an authority or not. In any case you cannot have
> > > file://foo
> > >
> > > Now what semantic would you provide for
> > > file:/foo ?
> > file:/foo == file://localhost/foo
> > Everybody already knows this.
> it's not in any spec, sorry ...
At least approx. 50% of the linux desktop users know this (KDE supports file:/
> > The "correct" form of a file url/uri is definitely file://localhost/foo.
> > However, software should support input of file:/foo to allow for the
> > standard way *everyone* already uses their software, and (although I'd be
> > willing to give up this last point) should display file:/foo to avoid
> > confusing-looking visual noise. 99% of computer users have no idea what a
> > localhost is, despite having some vague idea of what www.google.com is.
> use file:///foo , do NOT accept file:/foo. Nobody has to type 'localhost'
> > Therefore auto-inserting "localhost" on their URL bar will not help
> > anyone use their software more efficiently, and we shouldn't do it.
> do like Mozilla does file:///etc/hosts , like 2396 suggests
I don't think "normal" users will understand why they have to put 3 slashes
infront of the path. And I don't think file can ever be combined with
anything else than localhost, so it's redundant.
As Glenn said:
> Common sense should prevail if the RFC's conflict.
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