Re: how should remote path names be handled?timbl (Tim Berners-Lee)
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 93 23:01:36 MET DST
From: timbl (Tim Berners-Lee)
Message-id: <9304222101.AA07208@ nxoc01.cern.ch >
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Subject: Re: how should remote path names be handled?
Your examples were all correct. Any missing infromation
is taken from the left hand end of the URL of the referring
document. When a relative path is given (no protocol,
hostname or leading /) then the rule is to strip
everything off the current URL which is to the right of
its rightmost "/", the append the relative path.
This is always what you expect, except that it might
surprise you if you don't think too hard that in directory
/a/fred, "bert" refers to /a/bert, not /a/fred/bert, so
/a/fred/bert should be referred to as "fred/bert" or "./bert".
Anyway, you are right, and if there are browsers which do otherwise
that is their problem, unless I've goofed.