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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: Bugs in release branch
Date Thu, 01 Nov 2007 13:38:48 GMT
Jesse Glick wrote:
> Stefan Bodewig wrote:
>>>> file://cluster/home/ant/lib
>>> This is probably illegal too; AFAIK the host field is meaningless
>>> for a file-protocol URL.
>> I think it is not (SMB or NFS), something like "ls //nfserver/homes/mine"
>> translates into a file URI with host.
> Not on Unix; NFS mounts still look like regular FS paths, e.g.
>   /net/some.server/home/bob -> file:/net/some.server/home/bob/
> which has an empty and elided host field.

Apollo workstations had a filesystem with the //hostname prefix; its 
where windows grabbed it form

> Windows has \\server\path UNC paths for which the JRE has AFAIK never 
> gotten URIs quite right. You can search for "UNC URI" or 
> something like that and get the story.
> Anyway, it seems that the test is attempting to manipulate file: URLs 
> for file path syntaxes which cannot exist on the host OS. This is a 
> mistake, I think. A Unix system cannot be expected to interpret 
> "\\workserver\Documents and Folders\" as a real file path during a unit 
> test, and a Windows system cannot be expected to treat "/home/bob" as a 
> file path independent of any drive letter.
> -J.

I'll look at it after the rmic tests

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