'file' URI scheme
luke at dashjr.org
Sun Mar 30 15:14:46 PDT 2008
On Sunday 30 March 2008, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> What parameters?
Section 3.3 of RFC 2396 (Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI): Generic Syntax)
> That URL above maps to the file:
> I doubt that file exists in your system. If there's any such thing as
> parameters, they must be handled by the open(2) system call.
Path component parameters are defined in the URI standard, but (AFAIK) do not
exist in any POSIX standard-- nor does Linux itself provide support for URIs,
as far as I am aware.
The URI RFC, while it does not define the application of parameters in file
URIs, does define that "The parameters are not significant to the parsing of
relative references.", which I read as meaning that "..;foo/bar" acts the
same as "../bar". Following this logic, it would seem the "proper" thing to
do in a file URI is to ignore unrecognized parameters and map my example
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