[whatwg] URL: file: URLs

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Mon Oct 29 07:13:23 PDT 2012

On 10/29/12 5:00 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> But note that it would be a bit odd of file://c:/ claimed to have a host of
>> "c" with a default port or some such...
> Maybe I should introduce a "file host state" that supports colons in
> the host name (or special case the "host state" further, but the
> former seems cleaner).

I don't think that's particularly desirable.  The "c:" is totally part 
of the path; treating it otherwise would just be confusing.  Imo.

> Most browsers seem to fail currently on input
> such as "file://c:/" but this is on a Mac

Yes, doing that on a Mac would just be wrong....

> I would prefer having the parsing be consistent though.

You mean across Windows and non-Windows?  I'm not sure that's viable.


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