Commit ed007bb4 authored by Philip Withnall's avatar Philip Withnall

docs: Mention handling of filenames containing colons in gio docs

Signed-off-by: Philip Withnall's avatarPhilip Withnall <>

parent 88ceff93
......@@ -143,6 +143,9 @@
use GIO locations instead of local files: for example you can use
something like <filename>smb://server/resource/file.txt</filename>
as a location.</para>
<para>Plain filenames which contain a colon will be interpreted as URIs
with an unknown protocol. To avoid this, prefix them with a path such as
<filename>./</filename>, or with the <literal>file:</literal> protocol.</para>
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