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

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Hah!  We've got people looking at that same RFC and saying colons are

Guess I'll have to read it now, and add my own intrepretation.  < :-(

Not that I don't trust you, Richard.   As Gorbachev once said, "Trust, but

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Tobin [mailto:richard@cogsci.ed.ac.uk]
> Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2002 1:05 PM
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] OT: Where did URI pipe symbol hack originate?
> >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?
> There's no good reason not to use a plain colon.  It's quite legal in
> path components (see RFC 2396).
> -- Richard
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