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Re: URL syntax (was: Re: Tramp, "[]" in file names, and file-expand-wild

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: URL syntax (was: Re: Tramp, "[]" in file names, and file-expand-wildcards)
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 12:17:55 -0700 (MST)

    > One issue in url-setup-file-name-handlers is how to reconcile it with the
    > minibuffer feature that you can ignore the default directory and enter
    > absolute file name.  If the default is ~/foo/, and you enter
    > http://www.gnu.org/, the result is ~/foo/http://www.gnu.org/.  It looks
    > difficult to ignore ~/foo/ in that case.
    > What can be done?

    The regular expression actually looks like /?[-a-zA-Z0-9+.]+: so that you
    could put /http://www.gnu.org/ in there in that case.

I can't make head or tail of this.  What regexp are you talking about?
You could put /http://www.gnu.org/ in where, in what case?

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