Re: Bug in <BASE ..> or in relative URL's? RFC for CGI-specification

Darren New (
Thu, 25 Aug 1994 09:18:10 +0100

> Why is it not possible to check for "file://localhost/./" and supposing
> NOT to start at root (with the absolute path) but at your current dir? (This

Well, not every OS works "current directory" like UNIX does. MS-Windows,
for example, has a current directory for *each* mounted file system, and
this is shared amongst all the processes. If one process changes the
"current directory" on drive C, all processes see that change.

So... which current directory should file://localhost/./ reference there?

Remember, HTTP is not just UNIX. -- Darren