[svnbook commit] r2694 - trunk/src/en/book

Brian W. Fitzpatrick fitz at red-bean.com
Sat Feb 24 12:25:00 CST 2007

Does file:// even work???


On 2/24/07, Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman at red-bean.com> wrote:
> On 2/23/07, cmpilato <noreply at red-bean.com> wrote:
> > Author: cmpilato
> > Date: Fri Feb 23 01:19:38 2007
> > New Revision: 2694
> >   Consistently use URL schemas with two trailing slashes (so, file://
> >   and https://, not file:/// or http:)
> Urk, I'm really scared about using file:// throughout the book.
> I mean, yes, I know that if one has deep understanding of RFCs, that
> "all schemas have two slashes and a hostname", and that the the reason
> for the third slash in file:/// is because the hostname is empty.
> That's a very nice pat explanation, and explains what's going on.
> But at the same time, so many users get tripped up over the file://
> vs. file:/// issue, I feel like while we may be 'following the RFC'
> with this change, the tradeoff is that we're making it more likely for
> them to forget the third slash and get frustrated.
> If you feel strongly about this, then maybe we can put an explicit
> reminder about using file:/// in the section that explains URL
> formats.
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