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

Daniel Veillard veillard at
Fri Nov 5 03:07:59 EET 2004

On Fri, Nov 05, 2004 at 11:01:55AM +1100, Glenn McGrath wrote:
> Your told by RFC1738 that file:// is correct, but you know that file:/
> is a better long term solution.

  I don't believe at all that file:/foo is right in any ways. Filenames
are enough of a bad UI interface, no need to inflict users a pseudo URI
scheme. And outside of user view, i.e. in data, documents, etc. then
file:///foo is the right way currently.


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