Subject: RE: [xsl] Windows URLs|
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2004 13:07:22 -0000
> Seriously though, does anyone know what the rules are for file: URLs > on Windows systems (i.e. how do you encode drive names and UNC paths > (is that the right term for drives on other servers?) into a > file URL)? There are no rules. The "file:" URI scheme appears to be very poorly documented, and its mapping onto various operating system file naming schemes is even less well documented. However, Dave Pawson has collected together some useful notes at http://www.dpawson.co.uk/xsl/sect4/uri.html and http://www.dpawson.co.uk/xsl/sect4/uriIncl.html This doesn't actually address the UNC question, but I'm pretty sure that conclusion when we last discussed it on the list was that the correct form (i.e. the one most likely to work) was file:////server/file/name - yes, four slashes. Michael Kay http://www.saxonica.com/ P.S. Does anyone think I ought to allow windows path names in places where the spec requires a URI? I'm disinclined to do it, but it does give people a problem moving to a product that enforces the rules strictly from one that doesn't.