Re: Auto-Download tags/function?

Tony Sanders <sanders@BSDI.COM>
Date: Tue, 24 May 1994 17:23:42 +0200
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From: Tony Sanders <sanders@BSDI.COM>
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Subject: Re: Auto-Download tags/function? 
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HALLAM-BAKER Phillip writes:
> SYNTAX !!!
> scheme://host/dir/dir/dir/file;atts  !!!!
> NO NO NO NO NO  !!!!
> It breaks on any system with version numbers. The semicolon is used on
> most systems.
Then I guess the server will have to translate it to a local filename,
just like everyone else.  The URL space has nothing to do with your local
filename space.

> Even if you arn't lucky enough to have VMS there are still lots of systems 
> that have version numbers, code management systems for example.
> The scheme :-
> scheme://host:port/dir/dir/dir/file//atts
No, this will not work.  / is a reserved character.  You cannot depend
on // making it through a gateway.

> Does work however and is backward compatible. Since a null directory is
> never valid.
If it's never valid then why would you propose using it?