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Re: Who provide for the syntax for "file:///c:/" ?

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At 12:21 17/07/2003 -0400, Daniel Veillard wrote:

>   Well, that part of our infrastructure is an abomination IMHO.
>Sorry my code will fail on
>    file://c:/sgml/uriincl/uriIncl.xml
>because from the small semantic I can extract from RFC 2396, it's
>a file scheme with a c:/ authority, and to me C: is neither
>a server nor a registered component.

+1, even I could see that.
Is microsoft wrong!!!!

>   The only definition I found of the file scheme is RFC 1738
>     http://www.w3.org/Addressing/rfc1738.txt
>which obviously shows its age (and is obsoleted by 2396 except 2396
>does not define specific scheme). 1738 states

Perhaps TAG could take this one up... since the ietf appears
content to let it rot?

regards DaveP 


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