On Apr 26, 2010, at 21:22 , Brian Ford wrote:

> Issue #3185 has been updated by Brian Ford.
>=20
>=20
> Could we please get clarification on when it is required and on what =
platforms? Just allowing an unlimited number of forward slashes seems =
unreasonable.

Seems reasonable to me and allows for things like this to be clean and =
easy:

>> URI.parse "file:" + File.expand_path('//path/to/../file.txt')
=3D> #<URI::Generic:0x100620d08 URL:file://path/file.txt>