file:/ vs file://<host>/ vs file:///

Dan Winship danw at
Fri Nov 5 00:11:33 EET 2004

On Thu, 2004-11-04 at 19:42 +0100, Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> >   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.

What normal user would ever put "file:" at the beginning of a path

The file-uri-spec specifies how desktops are to handle file URLs
internally. There is no requirement or expectation that these URLs be
presented to the user as URLs rather than as unadorned pathnames.

-- Dan

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