On Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 2:54 PM, duanyao <duan...@ustc.edu> wrote: > 在 2017年04月15日 02:09, Domenic Denicola 写道: >> file: URLs are part of the web, e.g. parsing such URLs when used in <a> >> tags, just like gopher: URLs or mailto: URLs. The behavior once navigating >> to file: URLs (or gopher: URLs, or mailto: URLs) is off the web, and outside >> the scope of the WHATWG's work. > > This still doesn't explain why file: protocol CAN'T be part of the web (and > inside the the scope of WHATWG).
Because it's a mechanism for addressing resources on a specific OS. It's not a mechanism for addressing resources on the web. -- https://annevankesteren.nl/