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Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 15:53:59 -0400
From: "David A. Cobb" <superbiskit AT cox DOT net>
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To: cygwin-apps <cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com>
Subject: Re: URL paths in setup.exe
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[Resending to list]
Robert Collins wrote:

 >>-----Original Message-----
 >>From: Earnie Boyd [mailto:earnie_boyd AT yahoo DOT com]
 >>Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2002 9:55 PM
 >>file:///d/foo/bar.txt on Cygwin should work as well depending on the
 >cygdrive value. ;) file:///d:/foo/bar.txt should be the
 >>win32 mechanism.
 >: has special meaning in url's, which is why MS and netscape use | to
 >represent : for file:// URL's.
I may be wrong, but I think the translation ':'=>'|' is an IETF RFC, not
just a MS/NS trick.  Yes, it is because ':' is reserved.
OBTW, the tripple slash is, I believe, necessary to specify that the
"d|" is *not* an authority.  The "empty" authority means localhost.
Sorry if I'm a little behind.

David A. Cobb, Software Engineer, Public Access Advocate
"By God's Grace I am a Christian man, by my actions a great sinner." -- 
The Way of a Pilgrim; R. M. French, tr.
Life is too short to tolerate crappy software.

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