>>>> On 27 Jan 1999 11:27:53 +0100,
>>>> Kai.Grossjohann(a)CS.Uni-Dortmund.DE said:
There is no such thing as a relative URL with a non-default port
number. Please note that all URLs starting with "http:" are absolute
even though Netscape accepts strange ones like "http:file" meaning the
same thing as "file". (The RFCs I read a year or so ago required
"http:" to be followed by "//".)
But I agree that port numbers should be allowed.
BTW, the EFS syntax already does support port numbers. To FTP to a
nonstandard port, the syntax is
That syntax has been supported since about '93 if my memory serves. I
would have to wade through my old change logs to know exactly when I
put that in.