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Christopher R. Hertel
crh at nts.umn.edu
Thu Dec 28 18:38:43 GMT 2000
> In this case, the Microsoft obsession with the backslash has proved rather
> fortuitous. Putting aside the necessity of escaping the character at the
> commandline, the domain\user syntax is quite easy to incorporate into URIs of
> other types. For instance, we have an NT ftp server which authenticates
> against a Samba-controlled domain. When logging in, users have to specify the
> domain name as part of the username to log in. Domain\user can be specified
> as part of an ftp url without any problems, whereas using another separator
> character could have caused problems (e.g. @, :, %, or /).
Urrhm. Well... Now that I've already seconded the idea of using the
colon, what do people think of Steve's argument in favor of the backslash?
Seems there is precedent...
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