On 10/13/2016 10:35 AM, Damien Pollet wrote:
Could you give an example what the file:// URLs look like when they
contain a drive letter?
I'm afraid I don't have any Windows machines handy to see what Internet
Explorer does, but as far as I can tell an absolute URL compliant with
RFC 3986 might look something like
A relative URL that fits the URL syntax would be
But I'm finding it difficult to tell precisely how RFCs 1738 and 3986
The discussion in this proposed RFC is somewhat interesting:
https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-appsawg-file-scheme-02, as it
directly addresses Windows file naming. In appendix B.2, it says
"When mapping a DOS- or Windows-like file path to a URI, use the drive
letter (e.g. "c:") as the first path segment. Some implementations
leave the leading slash off before the drive letter. "
and appendix C.1 deals with DOS file paths.
I hope this is more helpful than it is confusing.