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

From: Dave Love
Subject: Re: URL syntax (was: Re: Tramp, "[]" in file names, and file-expand-wildcards)
Date: 17 Oct 2001 14:34:17 +0100
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>>>>> "PA" == Per Abrahamsen <address@hidden> writes:

 PA> Yes, that was basically the idea.  So the idea was to swicth to
 PA> URL syntax for everything bul local filenames, in particular ftp.

Including escaping non-URL characters?

 PA> To open a (rare) local file name that could also be an URL, use
 PA> the URL syntax (file: ...).

What about the other cases of filename quoting (`/:')?

 PA> An additional advantage is that there are standards covering most
 PA> of what we want to do, 

Specifically not rcp access...

As far as I know, character encoding issues aren't usefully addressed
yet, or are they?

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