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Addressing resources via file:/

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Hi,
we have an issue with the number of slashes used to address/identify resources on our Windows file server system.
If we address a resource (file) with file://///server/directory/.../file, MSIE and Firefox will be able to retrieve resources correctly.
Since the notation ///// seems to be not the 'standard', at least not for MSIE, we reduced to // and it worked for MSIE but not for Firefox.
Any idea, what the correct addressing is? And why?
Rgds.
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IMHO:

file:// is starter always

then //server/share/path/file.txt or \\server\share\path\file.txt
or /C:/path/file.txt

i.e. file:///C:/path/file.txt
or
file:////server/share/path/file.txt

Not sure where the fifth / comes from in your example.  Maybe there is an RFC for this, I couldn't find one?

Steve
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