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

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"J.Pietschmann" wrote:
> Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
>  >> i've wondered about forms such as "file://C:/Files/Schemas/test.xsd",
>  >> which specifies a "host" "C:".
> I think it specifies a host C. The colon should be accepted as separator
> for the following port number, IIRC the production is
>    file://[user[:password]@]host[:port][/pathcomponent?]*
>  > 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.
> A C as hostname would be legal. But the string above fails the port
> part of the production, if there is a colon, a decimal number designing
> the port should follow.

unless port is specified to be *digit. does not rfc 2396 apply?

yet this remains speculation.

is there any literature which discusses mapping the conventions which prevail in common file systems to the syntax of file urls?

> J.Pietschmann


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