[whatwg] IE/Win treats backslashes in path as forward slashes

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Wed Apr 11 07:13:09 PDT 2007

Geoffrey Sneddon wrote:
> Looking through the spec again, there is nothing about backslashes in 
> URI's path being treated as a forward slash, behaviour needed for 
> compatibility for quite a few websites.

I would be rather surprised if that were true, given that Firefox 
doesn't do it and I've never come across a website which broke for that 
reason. But maybe I live a sheltered life.


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