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Re: Metalink: higher availability and integrity downloads

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 07 May 2007 09:01:24 +0200
Message-ID: <463ECEC4.5000605@gmx.de>
To: Anthony Bryan <albryan@comcast.net>
CC: ietf-http-wg@w3.org

Anthony Bryan wrote:
> ...
>> - As Eric pointed out, the "!" notation in fragment identifiers (see 
>> Section 1.7) isn't really compatible with how URIs work (see RFC3986).
> This was an experimental attempt. Are you against the concept, without the "!" ? In practice, only 4 download clients supported it and 0 sites (to my knowledge). So changing it to something else or removing it altogether would be good, since it does not seem to have caught on anyways (even if it was compatible).

You can't reuse the fragment identifier for that purpose. It's defined 
to mean something else...

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 7 May 2007 07:01:55 UTC

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