Dear all: I agree with the need to consider file:// ( or at least re-consider the missing functionality) applicable to exec files / directories with HTML documents, stored on physical devices ( like USBs or CD-DVDs), even it might sound uselessness in the _cloudy_ times we live.
This HTML docs MUST be viewable using a modern browser and listening to DOM events. This required or proposed functionality ACCOMPLISHES well according to standards, in the following scenarios: If the HTML document (static or don't ) links to any other docs published at the WWW, ( as it was usual in DVDs and CDs from the ages of the multimedia hype), like videos or external sites. Accessibility for earth places where you or the receiver needs to storage and view HTML content, and where a direct connection speed may not be as we know (_ It comes to mind a friend who just came back from her NGO's mission not far away from our places -- the term 'slow connection' becomes there an euphemism_ ). Just mumbling , if it means for the goals. Kind Regards ########################### Note on Patrick's et al: WWW is a protocol for the HTTP (S) via TCP/IP * _USB storage devices: fdisk, mkfs, mount/umount, file operations, play a DVD movie and record a DVD-R media._ * _USB keyboards and USB mice._ * _USB webcams and USB speakers._ * _USB printers, USB scanners, USB serial converters and USB Ethernet interfaces_... A GENERAL USB DEVICE SHARING SYSTEM OVER IP NETWORK ACCOMPLISH THE WWW PROTOCOL. --- Delfi Ramirez -- At Work My digital signature  0034 633 589231 del...@segonquart.net  twitter: @delfinramirez  IRC: segonquart Skype: segonquart  http://segonquart.net http://delfiramirez.info  On 2017-04-11 20:50, Patrick Dark wrote: > David Kendal 於 4/11/2017 11:46 AM 寫道: On 11 Apr 2017, at 17:01, Domenic > Denicola <d...@domenic.me> wrote: > > Bingo. This mailing list is for developing technology for the world > wide web, not for peoples' local computers. The World Wide Web includes > peoples' own computers. file:// is a URI > scheme for exactly that reason. Every browser since WorldWideWeb.app > for the NeXT has supported it, and every browser will support it > forever, I hope. (Until it gets the <ISINDEX> treatment, I suppose, > since the current generation of web standards writers seem to regard > the idea of platform stability with extreme contempt.) > > You cannot escape this simply by redefining what you consider 'the web' > to be. > > (file:// is even 'world wide', to some extent. On computers with AFS > installed, all URIs beginning with file:///afs/ will always resolve to > the exact same files.) The "world wide web" is the user-facing portion of the Internet. Files on a CD or USB drive are not part of that. Links: ------  http://delfiramirez.info/public/dr_public_key.asc  mail:%20del...@segonquart.net  https://twitter.com/delfinramirez  skype:segonquart  http://delfiramirez.info