Re: Filesel dnd patch


Darin Adler <darin bentspoon com> writes:

> On Wednesday, August 29, 2001, at 01:32  PM, Alex Larsson wrote:
> > Now, consider if you navigate to /etc in gmc, and then drag the "passwd"
> > file and drop it on the fileselector. The uri passed here is
> > file://a/etc/passwd, and the fileselector has two options. Either select
> > /etc/passwd on the local machine (which is probably a different file), or
> > bail out, saying that it was a non-local file.
> You loaded the deck by choosing "/etc/passwd", a file that has the
> same location and meaning on every machine. There are a lot of files
> that don't have the same location on every machine.
> Perhaps I'm too accustomed to systems where you can put files wherever
> you want. I guess that on Unix, the number of files that have the same
> path on every machine is large, making the behavior of opening a file
> with the same path on a different machine sometimes useful.

useful? I haven't read Alex's patch but I do hope the fileselector is 
_not_ going to open the local file if a drop from another machines occurs
that by accident matches a local file. This would only lead to major

Salut, Sven

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