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   Re: [xml-dev] OT: Where did URI pipe symbol hack originate?

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** Reply to message from Jeff Lowery <jlowery@scenicsoft.com> on Thu, 14 Nov
2002 10:33:39 -0800

> As is used after Windows drive letters:
> file:///C|/mydir/myfile.txt
> Having a little debate about whether the appropriate thing is to escape the
> colon with %xx instead of using the pipe (or colon).  Has a consensus formed
> that is (mostly) cross-platform compatible?

I've always thought the vertical bar was a Netscape-ism.  I can't remember any
other application wanting to use it.

Anthony B. Coates, Information & Software Architect
MDDL Editor (Market Data Definition Language)


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