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Re: file://host/location URLs

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: file://host/location URLs
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 09:18:50 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

> I found it extremely surprising that a file:// URL can try to FTP into
> a remote machine.  Can we please remove that behavior?

Please do.

> If a user wants to use FTP, he should be able to use an FTP URL.


> In fact, I really don't see why file:// URLs should go through
> url-handlers.el at all.  A file URL should be a simple pass-through to
> the normal file handler machinery, yes?

Someone has to do the "pass-through", and I think it's OK if that
someone is url-handlers.


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