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

Anne van Kesteren annevk at annevk.nl
Tue Jul 9 10:57:32 PDT 2013

On Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 6:23 PM, Peter Kasting <pkasting at google.com> wrote:
> Given how unlikely it is that someone will have registered a scheme handler
> for the one-character drive letters, the Chrome/IE behavior seems more
> forgiving and more likely what the author wants, to me.

But it also forks the semantics of generic URLs, or at least when the
base URL happens to be a file URL. Those kind of exceptions are not
exactly ideal. In particular treating an absolute URL as a relative
URL under certain circumstances seems bad.


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