Scott Wheeler wheeler at kde.org
Wed Jan 19 00:07:34 GMT 2005

On Tuesday 18 January 2005 22:00, Richard Smith wrote:

> > A URL pointing at a file should never start with \\, right? So, why
> > couldn't you test on that?
>
> # mkdir '/\\server\share\path\Functional Spec.doc'
> \$ konqueror 'file:///\\server\share\path\Functional Spec.doc'
>
> Works for me. Takes me to /\\server\share\path\Functional Spec.doc/, just
> as it should.

That's nice, I'm quite certain you've found the common case.

Guess what "mkdir '/http:'" does?  I guess you're for getting rid of all of
that parsing too since 'http:' is a perfectly valid folder name?  ;-)

Remember all of this parsing is about convenience -- whether http://, ftp://,
smb:// or \\.  We're really just trying to guess what the content might mean
so that we can do something appropriate with it that makes the users life
easier.

-Scott

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