[ee122] UNIX and FileNameChar

Lisa Fowler fowler at eecs.berkeley.edu
Fri Oct 12 14:30:51 PDT 2007


On 10/12/07, Richard Schmidt <huntingtonsurfca at gmail.com> wrote:
> The http protocol says that a valid file URI consists of:
>
> Path = "/" *FileNameChar
> FileNameChar = ALPHA | DIGIT | "." | "-" | " " | "/"
>
> That means that a valid path could be:
>
> /folder.root/newFolder.index.html/dir
>
> If this is true, what is the file extension?

Great question.  Yes it is true.  The file extension is non-existent.

> What is the directory that the client wished to access?

If "dir" is a directory:  /folder.root/newFolder.index.html/dir/
If "dir" is a file:  /folder.root/newFolder.index.html/


I hope this helps!

-Lisa

> If I could have the answer to these two questions, I think I'd know
> exactly how I am expected to implement these retrievals. Thank you.
> Rick
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