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bug#6339: url-filename => "/c:/some/file.txt"

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: bug#6339: url-filename => "/c:/some/file.txt"
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2010 14:00:59 +0200

On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 1:50 PM, Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden> wrote:
> The subyacent cause of the bug, IMHO, is that many software for POSIX
> environments that parses URIs just takes the /PATH part as a whole
> because it is easier than removing the slash and then re-adding it.
> That breaks on Windows file: URIs, as this bug, and #5345, show.
> So the right fix IMO is as simple as the attached patch. The problem
> is that it will likely cause trouble for other users of
> url-generic-parse-url which wrongly assume that the path part will be
> rooted at /.
> Another, hacky & ugly, fix is removing the slash only if the PATH part
> matches /[A-Z]:.
> I'd rather fix it the good way and watch the fireworks.

I agree.

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