thiago.macieira at kdemail.net
Fri Nov 12 22:34:18 GMT 2004
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Rolf Magnus wrote:
>> The syntax is actually protocol://[host]/path. The // is mandatory.
>For what reason? Why is it so absolutely necessary to add a dummy //,
> even if the protocol doesn't support a concept of a host?
Because "the standard says so".
>If a standard contains something that doesn't make sense and that nobody
>likes, maybe it should be changed instead of everyone blindly following
> it just because "the standard says so".
Agreed. But we're talking about an RFC and one of the core concepts of the
Internet. Not that I expect many applications to break, but changing the
RFC might not be the easiest thing to do.
Thiago Macieira - Registered Linux user #65028
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