Re: Not OK computer:/// [was Re: Should Desktop = Home?]
- From: Sander Vesik <sander_traveling yahoo co uk>
- To: Gabriel Bauman <gabe bravenet com>
- Cc: Rui Miguel Seabra <rms 1407 org>, "desktop-devel-list gnome org" <desktop-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Not OK computer:/// [was Re: Should Desktop = Home?]
- Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2004 09:02:48 +0100 (BST)
--- Gabriel Bauman <gabe bravenet com> wrote:
> Actually, you're incorrect. In a Nautilus location box, try typing
> "computer:///". Now try typing "computer:". There is no difference here
> - both specify exactly the same protocol. The "///" actually refers to a
> *path* to be accessed via the "computer" protocol. This is all exactly
> in line with the RFC.
> For your reference, have a look at http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1738.txt
> section 2.1, where the simplest valid form of a URL is defined as
> It is entirely up to the scheme (protocol) to define what appears in the
> scheme-specific part... that is, everything after the colon. Try typing
> about:plugins in Mozilla.
But see, this only makes sense and would be relevant if the stuff that gnome-vfs
calls URI-s were really that. Except they aren't. Calling them URIs is just
a shorthand and mostly derives from historic reasons (and confusions).
> Gabriel Bauman
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