Re: Not OK computer:/// [was Re: Should Desktop = Home?]

Hi there,

> > Completely trivial note: I wish the "file:///" protocol was named
> > "local:///" instead. But that's just me. :)
> Except of course that "file:///" allows you to access files at remote
> sites.

Perhaps I am missing something. How can one access a file at a remote
location using the file:/// protocol? 

If you are referring to NFS or Samba mount points as would be defined
in /etc/fstab, from the desktop's perspective they are "part of" the
local file system. As far as the "file:///" protocol's implementation is
concerned, it is accessing a local file - a file that is available
under / on the local machine.

That's why I'd like to see it named "local:///", but it's an entirely
trivial personal preference. Location dialog boxes drop the "file://"
prefix by default anyway, and app breakage might (probably would) result
from the change.

Gabriel Bauman

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