[whatwg] URL: file: URLs

Dan Veditz dveditz at mozilla.com
Tue Nov 13 08:04:16 PST 2012

On 10/31/12 7:38 AM, Benjamin Smedberg wrote:
> On 10/30/2012 7:41 PM, João Eiras wrote:
>> I currently do not have Windows to test but I think I recall IE (or
>> Opera?) opening file://server/share if there was a network share at
>> \\server\share
> Firefox has considered and rejected that kind of proposal for security
> reasons. I can't find the bug right now, but I suspect that we would not
> implement that feature even if it were specced.

On Windows Firefox file:////server/path works, though. After the initial 
two slashes are satisfied we take "//server/path" as the path and hand 
it off to the OS which happily treats that as a UNC path.

-Dan Veditz

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