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Re: Relative URLs using the file scheme?

file scheme
At 4:54 AM -0400 10/16/02, Daniel Veillard wrote:

>   Interesting, RFC 1738 which is referenced from 2396 describes the
>file scheme as:
>   A file URL takes the form:
>   file://<host>/<path>
>   which would exclude
>   file:/<path>

1738 allows file:///home/users/elharo/index.html because section 3.10 
states "As a special case, <host> can be the string 'localhost' or 
the empty string; this is interpreted as `the machine from which the 
URL is being interpreted'."

However, I can't make this square with the BNF grammar in 2396.

>   Is there someone working on new revisions of the file scheme at the IETF ?
>Did I simply miss a new RFC superceeding 1738 ? There is quite some confusion
>around all those issues.

I thought this is what the absolute path in

hier_part = ( net_path | abs_path ) [ "?" query ]
abs_path  = "/"  path_segments

is for in 2396.

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