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Re: Microsoft to Strike IE URL Passwords

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 13:55:37 +0100
Message-ID: <401BA5C9.9000801@gmx.de>
To: wizard@newsreports.org
Cc: ietf-http-wg-request@w3.org, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

wizard@newsreports.org wrote:

> ...
> If the argument is that 3.2.2 prescribes the
> semantics of the href attribute of the HTML <A>
> tag, then there is a lot of broken HMTL code
> out there because it quite common to use
> either root relative, or relative URL's in
> href attributes.  The fact that common browsers
> know what to do about this would be due to
> their interpretative abilities.  By extension,
> username:password@ is also an interpretive
> ability.
 > ...

As a matter of fact, RFC2396 and the HTML spec describe what can go into 
an HTML href. The URL format used in HTTP messages is completely 
irrelevant here. And yes, of course relative URIs are allowed here.

 > ...

Julian

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