[svnbook commit] r2694 - trunk/src/en/book
sussman at red-bean.com
Sat Feb 24 13:29:04 CST 2007
No, it doesn't. But Mike only updated the sections where we're
referring to the schema in the abstract sense: "when dealing with
file:// URLs, blah blah blah..." While this is technically correct
w.r.t. the RFC, it's not consistent with what users actually type.
Hence my worry.
On 2/24/07, Brian W. Fitzpatrick <fitz at red-bean.com> wrote:
> 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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