Mac vs. Windows

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Sat Oct 4 04:59:23 EDT 2008

Melitón Cardona Torres wrote:

> A real mystery:
>   put "" into  
> myURL
> makes a connection in a Mac compilation, but not in a Windows one.
> Yet, if a compare the string with the mactoISO of the string, they are  
> identical.
> How come one connects and the other (Windows) does not?
> Any ideas or is it a bug?

Could it be that Windows or some third-party utility is preventing URLs 
with embedded passwords?

I know MSIE started blocking web pages with embedded passwords some 
years ago.  I wonder if they've extended that to the OS level, perhaps 
overidable in a Control Panel or some such.  Just a hunch.

  Richard Gaskin
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