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Re: URI handling for Location

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 08 Apr 2009 14:13:06 +0200
Message-ID: <49DC94D2.4010209@gmx.de>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Wed, 08 Apr 2009 13:58:58 +0200, Julian Reschke 
> <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
>> No, implementations do not have to, according to the spec.
> 
> The spec does not matter for this.

If the spec doesn't matter, why are you even interested in changing it?

>> I believe you that browsers currently do, but I'm pretty certain that 
>> there's lots of code out there that doesn't accept relative URIs (or 
>> malformed URIs), which would become non-compliant by this change.
> 
> Pointers?

None right now.

>> So, again, this would be an incompatible change.
> 
> To make HTTP compatible with deployed Web content and actually a useful 
> spec to implement against.

Again, we can't step out of our charter.

What's needed is *proof* that most implementations (not only browsers!) 
already do this today because they were forced by broken content to 
support it.

BR, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 12:13:55 GMT

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