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   Re: [xml-dev] Relative URLs using the file scheme?

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At 1:23 PM +0200 10/16/02, james anderson wrote:

>i've wondered about forms such as 
>"file://C:/Files/Schemas/test.xsd", which specifies a "host" "C:". 
>is there any concensus on how such designators whould be
>interpreted in os/language contexts which include the notion of 
>logical hosts and or devices?

I don't think it qualifies as a host according to RFC 2396. This states:

The host is a domain name of a network host, or its IPv4 address as a
    set of four decimal digit groups separated by ".".  Literal IPv6
    addresses are not supported.

There's no room for another kind of host.

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