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Re: Tidy bug (malformed URI reference)

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2002 17:15:40 +0100
To: Charles Reitzel <creitzel@rcn.com>
Cc: <html-tidy@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3e177adc.79847805@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Charles Reitzel wrote:
>Unfortunately, this is a case of "damned if you do, damned if you 
>don't".

Indeed, so authors should avoid using spaces or non-ASCII characters in
URIs, no matter what scheme.

>FWIW, I couldn't find Javascript links <a href="javascript: ...">foo</a> 
>described anywhere in the HTML spec.

The scheme is not registered and due to usability and accessability
issues, no one should use it, especially not the HTML recommendation.

>So we may be in a gray area of 
>compliance with the _Recommendation_.

No, there is a normative reference to RFC 2396 which forbids spaces in
URI references, and there is

  http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/appendix/notes#h-B.2.1
  http://www.w3.org/International/O-URL-and-ident.h

Tidy does what is written in the specification,
such behaivour is not a bug and won't be changed.
Received on Thursday, 5 December 2002 11:15:24 UTC

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