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Re: URL + efs confusion

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: URL + efs confusion
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 14:23:54 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Mon, 15 Nov 2010 21:06:37 +0100 Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> 

LMI> Sometimes people put local URLs into their RSS feeds, like
LMI> <img src="file:/c:/thing/foo">

LMI> This ends up as a url call like this:

LMI> (url-retrieve "file:/c:/thing/foo" #'ignore)

LMI> which ends up prompting me for my ftp password, since c:/thing/foo is
LMI> interpreted as an efs file name.

LMI> This seems not very optimal.  Could there be situations where that URL
LMI> makes sense to interpret that way?  And what about on Windows machines?

LMI> Anybody have any suggestions about on what level this should be fixed?
LMI> Gnus, shr or url?  And how?  :-)

I think the file: prefix should cause anything following to be
interpreted as a local file.  It seems like the URL library is the one
that should open the file literally without any filename handlers.


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