Re: [apps-discuss] I-D Action: draft-ietf-appsawg-file-scheme-07.txt

Matthew Kerwin <matthew@kerwin.net.au> Thu, 21 April 2016 06:47 UTC

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Subject: Re: [apps-discuss] I-D Action: draft-ietf-appsawg-file-scheme-07.txt
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On 21/04/2016 4:36 PM, "Daniel Stenberg" <daniel@haxx.se> wrote:
>
> On Thu, 21 Apr 2016, Matthew Kerwin wrote:
>
>> You know what, I think you're right, and I've been suffering from
>> confirmation bias. I just tested it again, and both Chromium and Firefox
do
>> treat my machine's network name the same as "localhost".
>
>
> They treat _any_ name as localhost as far as my tests show (on Linux).
And so does curl.
>
> Figuring out your own name and making sure the name in the file:// URI is
one of those is really tricky (and slow) business.
>

Urgh. Last time I checked (some number of months ago) Chrome used the
hostname to access a samba share. I think that was in Windows.

Perhaps it's best to just keep the semantics of RFC 1738, as Graham's been
saying all along.