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ITS#3636 more flexible file: URLs in LDIFs
Some notes... Most of the forms in the original request have been supported in
2.3/2.4/HEAD for a long time, I just didn't remember this ITS existed. It has
some bearing on #5117 as well.
are allowed (but deprecated) by RFC 3986 and are supported. (RFC1808 and 3986
expect relative URLs to have no scheme specifier at all. We don't handle that
case. We also don't handle file://localhost/absolute/path and probably should.)
violates RFC3986 and is rejected.
The latest draft spec for FILE URIs has died, and it looks like it was plagued
with too many strange behaviors to formulate a coherent spec.
In the meantime, the libcurl API is a lot more complicated than libfetch. Might
be nice to have, but it will not be as straightforward...
-- Howard Chu
Chief Architect, Symas Corp. http://www.symas.com
Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
Chief Architect, OpenLDAP http://www.openldap.org/project/