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Re: I-D ACTION:draft-nottingham-http-link-header-01.txt

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 05 May 2008 17:42:36 +0200
Message-ID: <481F2AEC.5010904@gmx.de>
To: Brian Smith <brian@briansmith.org>
CC: 'HTTP Working Group' <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, 'Mark Nottingham' <mnot@mnot.net>

Brian Smith wrote:
> ...
>>> 1. There is too much flexibility in the syntax of the "rel"  
>>> parameter. For
>>> example, the following all mean the same thing:
>>>      rel=edit
>>>      rel="edit"
>>>      rel="\e\d\i\t"
>>>      rel="http://www.iana.org/assignments/link-relations.html#edit"
>>>      ....
>>> If you want to be able to catch all variations, then you have to  
>>> write a pretty nasty regular expression.
>> What leads you to believe that "\d" is the same as "d" in a URI  
>> reference?
> "\d" and "d" mean the same thing according to the definition of
> quoted-string in RFC 2616, AFAICT. We are supposed to unescape
> quoted-strings before processing them, right?
> ...

That seems like a very academic argument to me... Why would a server 
ever use escapes in a Link header? (except in order to prove a point, 
that is... :-)

BR, Julian
Received on Monday, 5 May 2008 15:43:24 UTC

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