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   Re: file: URIs and MS Windows

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  • From: Toby Speight <streapadair@gmx.net>
  • To: "XML developers' list" <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: 02 May 2000 16:00:15 +0100

Tpassin> tpassin <URL:mailto:tpassin@home.com>

0> In article <003b01bfb36d$225b9e20$7cac1218@reston1.va.home.com>,
0> Tpassin wrote:

Tpassin> Why standard browsers replace the colon by a "|" is unknown
Tpassin> to me, I didn't find anything about it in the RFC.

You may be able to prevent that by using the alternative form "%3a".

(Is ":" allowed in the <path> part, anyway?  AIUI, it's a reserved
character not being used for its reserved purpose, and therefore must
be escaped.  The pipe symbol being one (non-standard) way of escaping


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