[jcifs] Has anybody else seen problems with file names that start with a dot?

Michael B Allen mba2000 at ioplex.com
Mon Nov 10 11:43:47 EST 2003

> $ java HttpURL "http://server/apath/" ".#filename.txt"
> http://server/apath/#filename.txt           <-----OOPS
> $ java HttpURL "http://server/apath/" "..#filename.txt"
> http://server/#filename.txt                 <----WORSE

Actually this isn't really a bug in java.net.URL because '#' is being
treated like a separator so '.' and '..' are canonicalized. Unless we URL
encode everything going and URL decode everything coming out (or catch
these specific classes of filenames) I don't think I can fix this
reasonably though.


A program should be written to  model the concepts of the task it
performs rather than the physical world or a process because this
maximizes the  potential for it  to be applied  to tasks that are
conceptually similar and, more  important, to tasks that have not
yet been conceived.

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