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Re: [PATCH setup 11/11] Use wininet for fetching URLs in direct (non-proxy) case (DO NOT APPLY)

On 2017-05-02 05:05, Jon Turney wrote:
> On 02/05/2017 08:28, Åke Rehnman wrote:
>> On 2017-05-01 22:45, Jon Turney wrote:
> I'm pretty sure I've done that in the past, so I think it already 
> works. The form of file: URL required might not be strictly correct, 
> though, (I think file:////server/pathname/ ?)
> I can't see how to get a file:// URL for a local directory to parse 
> correctly, though.

URLs are like http://host/path - file://host/path; if no host is given, 
localhost is assumed in http:///path and file:///path

file:/// is the local root but some browsers accept just / e.g. lynx 
on Cygwin and Linux - useful to test this stuff, as GUI browsers look 
up URL history for completions. 
Most Windows browsers require the drive at the start of the path so 
should accept file:///d|/ (HTML originally allowed ":" only after the 
proto, and before the password and port in 
so d| was required but that was relaxed in IE, and later other browsers 
followed), so likely file:///C:/, just C:, maybe C:/, rarely or never /.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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