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bug#5345: Password asked when visiting a file in a lightweight checkout


From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: bug#5345: Password asked when visiting a file in a lightweight checkout
Date: Sat, 9 Jan 2010 12:39:02 -0800 (PST)

Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden> writes:

  > On Sat, Jan 9, 2010 at 20:20, Dan Nicolaescu <address@hidden> wrote:
  > 
  > > Is that the correct URL syntax?
  > 
  > Yes. This kind of URL is very common when dealing with files on
  > Windows. According to RFC 1738 ("Uniform Resource Locators (URL)"),
  > section 3.10 ("FILES"), the syntax is
  > 
  >      file://<host>/<path>
  > 
  > i.e., the slashes are separators. And "[a]s a special case, <host> can
  > be the string "localhost" or the empty string; this is interpreted as
  > `the machine from which the URL is being interpreted'.". So
  > file:///C:/path is a perfectly valid URL for a local file on Windows,
  > as a shorthand for file://localhost/C:/path. I'm surprised Unix URLs
  > for absolute paths do not start with file:////.
  > 
  > > But please do it with a system-type test, /C:/emacs/repo/bugs/5313/ is a
  > > valid unix file name.  Probably not used too much, but valid, so it
  > > should not be excluded.
  > 
  > Are you OK with the following patch?

Sure.







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