Re: "ftp://user@yourmachine" vs "ftp://user@yourmachine/"

From: Oskar Pearson <>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 1997 17:07:41 +0200 (GMT)

Henrik Nordstrom wrote:
> The spec (RFC 1738) is quite clear on how to interpret FTP url's.
> ftp://somehost/path1/path2/...
> Is to be interpreted at ftp to "somehost" (possibly with user info)
> then issue a CWD for each path element in the URL.
> Actually there is no clean support for entering directories above the
> home(start) directory, except encoding a / in the first CWD path using
> %2f or using a lot of ../../../../..., but the same goes for plain
> ftp... (encoding %2f is the recommended one)
Well then the "Parent directory" link on the page generated needs to
point to ".." rather than "/" if the current directory is concidered
to be "/"

If I go to "ftp://oskar@machine/" and click on "Parent Directory" I end up
with a recursive link...

> Have you ever tried to run ftp against a "DOS" oriented ftp server where
> you can (and have to) do
> cd e:\some\dir


'experience made art, but inexperience luck.'
Received on Tue Feb 25 1997 - 07:19:19 MST

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