[jcifs] Re: SMB URL encoding/decoding

Michael B Allen mballen at erols.com
Sun Feb 24 12:55:07 EST 2002

On Sun, 24 Feb 2002 02:35:09 +0100
James Nord <teilo at teilo.net> wrote:

> >Let's not loose the focus of the real problem here though. SMB servers
> >allow the '@' sign but the various URL RFC's do not. 
> >
> As do HTTP servers - FTP servers...  why is the smb url the special case?

I mean in general the other schemes don't support '@' in the path without
escaping it (except in this case of FTP that you cited?). I'm not familiar
with the intimate details but it seems to me the '@' is creating a special
case for the SMB URL and if we can just dodge this one thing we can dump
all the escaping (or at least you don't *have* to URL encode).


May The Source be with you.

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