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Item5981: Core: links to Windows shares now require three slashes

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Up until TWiki 4.2.0 we could use the syntax [[file://S:\path with spaces even\...][label]] to link to documents or directories on Windows network shares. But on TWiki 4.2.2, a triple-slash is required ( file:///...). This is also required for links with UNC targets, e.g., [[file://\\share\\path...][label]]

Now I have to do a mass document change and (much more difficult) re-educate users.

Also, the support web has LOTS of references to using a just a double-slash: anyone following that advice will be in trouble. Is it possible to reverse whatever parser change makes this necessary?

I suggest this be listed in the Known Issues. (I don't know if it appeared in TWiki 4.2.1, as I skipped that version).

Summary Core: links to Windows shares now require three slashes
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.SeanCMorgan
Codebase 4.2.2
SVN Range TWiki-5.0.0, Mon, 18 Aug 2008, build 17431
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Priority Normal
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TargetRelease n/a

Topic revision: r1 - 2008-09-03 - SeanCMorgan
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