[PATCH] Accept file://localhost/ style urls as local

Brendan Cully brendan at kublai.com
Sat Sep 8 17:24:10 CDT 2007


On Saturday, 08 September 2007 at 23:30, Christian Ebert wrote:
> * Jonathan S. Shapiro on Saturday, September 08, 2007 at 10:23:33 -0400
> > On Sat, 2007-09-08 at 09:24 +0200, Christian Ebert wrote:
> >> MacOS X' sanity is rather limited:
> > 
> > Since when is this news?
> 
> Apart from that, I'm curious about an example where simply
> dropping the local host component (which is done in case it's
> empty already for file:///..., or probably would have to done if
> it's valid) would lead to a different or dangerous result, not
> from a puristic, but practical Hg point of view. The resulting
> path is checked for validity. So could there happen anything
> worse than what happens now, in case you give an invalid path?

I'd like to see an example too (preferably not a theoretical one). It
seems to me that the host part of a file: URL means either "same host
you're on" or "this URL is invalid" (since there's no specified way to
access the other host). This makes the hostname field pretty
worthless.


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