[whatwg] URL: file URL "C|" quirk

Peter Kasting pkasting at google.com
Mon Jul 8 15:25:56 PDT 2013

On Thu, Jul 4, 2013 at 5:18 AM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk at annevk.nl> wrote:

> Both Gecko and Chromium have a quirk with "C|" and similar patterns
> (drive letter followed by |). They treat it similarly to "C:".
> However, Internet Explorer does not do this. Should we remove this
> quirk?

I searched for "file URL drive letter pipe" on Google and found a variety
of comments about programs/libraries that output URLs with a pipe instead
of a colon after a drive letter name.  It sounds like there are likely
compatibility issues connected to this quirk.


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