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Jeff Lowery wrote:
> I came across this namespace declaration in a someone else's document (which
> I told him to change), but got stuck on the meaning of file:///foo.xsd. I
> see now that the third slash means "localhost", which of course I should
> have known but I got mentally blocked on file path representations. Now I'm
> back aboard the clue train.
There's also the general principle that file: URIs generally suck.
Aside from the obvious portability problems, it seems like the syntax
and semantics are different for every browser and class library out
there, e.g. the orginally-netscape weirdness of file:|// or whatever
with the pipe character in it. Every time I've tried to use them
they've given me severe grief. I kind of suspect it's bogus to try to
pretend a filename is a URI -Tim