From: Stuart Langridge (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Sep 03 2002 - 23:15:45 BST
Simon Willison spoo'd forth:
>> > http://[*].incutio.com/[*]
>>I'm unclear as to why we need the square brackets? Why not just *, as
>>in filename globbing?
> Because * is a valid part of a URL - it's used on sites like
> www.archive.org. [ and ] aren't allowed in URLs (as far as I can tell), but
> * is the standard wildcard character for globbing, so I combined the two.
Oh yeah. I though to myself, why not just a *, you can't have them in
HOw about just using a * and forcing users to escape actual * in the
URL? I mean, virtually no-one uses it, and you could put it in the FAQ
("What if there's actually a * in my URL? You must escape it as %2A.")
-- "Aq will now shoot me for being a spod ;)" -- Kam, afe
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