Why Nautilus and GNOME applications use URIs?

C. Gatzemeier c.gatzemeier at tu-bs.de
Fri Jun 4 09:04:44 UTC 2010

Am Thu, 03 Jun 2010 23:20:02 -0300
schrieb Damián Nohales <damiannohales at gmail.com>:

> Is there any advantage to using URI instead of the 
> local address?

I guess, just as the name says, they are universal accross different
machines, while local paths are generally different. Nonetheless a
standard implementation agnostic relative local path like ~/net might be


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