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Re: Rewrite of feature tag syntax rules

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Wed, 14 May 1997 23:06:43 PDT
Message-Id: <337AA7F3.7D65@parc.xerox.com>
To: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Cc: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
X-Mailing-List: <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com> archive/latest/3270
It's a common difficulty with URL processing, to the point
where we wrote a special section in the revised URL draft
on "when to escape and when not to escape". But the short
answer is that you cannot 'unescape' a URL except when you are
parsing it into its component parts. Thus, URL equivalence
using %XX = <character represented by that byte> is unacceptable. 

Look at latest draft-fielding-url-syntax-* in the internet
drafts directory.

Received on Thursday, 15 May 1997 00:33:38 UTC

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