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

Philip Taylor excors+whatwg at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 07:56:29 PDT 2007

On 11/04/07, Gervase Markham <gerv at mozilla.org> wrote:
> 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.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=64488 has quite a few
examples of people finding broken websites caused by backslashes. (But
maybe some/most of those examples have been fixed after being told
that they were wrong and that Firefox's behaviour wasn't going to

Philip Taylor
excors at gmail.com

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