[whatwg] URL: "relative" file URL starting with "c:" quirk

Anne van Kesteren annevk at annevk.nl
Thu Jul 4 05:24:11 PDT 2013

Both Chromium and Internet Explorer treat

  <a href="c:/test">...</a>

in a file served from e.g.
file:///C:/Users/Anne%20van%20Kesteren/Desktop/file.html in a special
way. The resolved URL becomes file:///c:/test (uppercase C in
Chromium) rather than c:/test (note that c: is a valid URL scheme) as
it does in Gecko.

Is there a good reason to preserve this quirk?

(It seems the uppercasing of drive letters is a Chromium-specific
quirk that just needs to die.)


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