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Re: lynx-dev PATCH for lynx2.8.4dev.21

From: pg
Subject: Re: lynx-dev PATCH for lynx2.8.4dev.21
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2001 07:21:53 -0600 (MDT)

In a recent note, Thomas Dickey said:

> Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2001 04:28:09 -0400
> On Mon, Jun 04, 2001 at 08:56:34PM -0700, Doug Kaufman wrote:
> > confuses me. I thought that directories in ftp didn't have the
> > terminal slash in the URL.
> I'm not sure either (I thought that the trailing slash ensured that it
> would match the directory rather than the indexing information).
RFC 1738 says that for an FTP URL the browser should do a CWD for each
pathname component.  Does this mean it should finally do a CWD with a
null argument, leaving the dialogue in the target user ID's home

Remember, always, that FTP was not designed to be an API.

-- gil

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