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

Benjamin Smedberg benjamin at smedbergs.us
Tue Jul 9 07:48:49 PDT 2013

On 7/8/2013 8:33 PM, Alex Bishop wrote:
> I imagine that it’s an early Netscape implementation detail that 
> escaped into the wild. Given that I can still remember pipes in file 
> URLs 15+ years later, I would not be surprised if other people rely on 
> this working.
I am certain that we must continue to support this in Firefox in some 
cases (URLs passed in on the command line or via DDE). I am not sure 
what we'd break by removing support for it for URLs in general. Unless 
there is a compelling reason not to support this in general, I'd like to 
keep it.


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