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Re: Explicit instructions on use of fragment in request URI

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Sun, 23 May 2010 22:51:37 +1000
Cc: Eran Hammer-Lahav <eran@hueniverse.com>, "HTTP Working Group (ietf-http-wg@w3.org)" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <50E74D88-1586-46FA-9E1C-BDB244DADF19@mnot.net>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
My .02 - I think there's a fine line to walk here (as usual) between making the spec usable and making it so verbose as to be unusable. 

Daniel's comment, IMO, tips towards mentioning this in prose briefly.

Cheers,


On 22/04/2010, at 4:58 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> On 22.04.2010 08:49, Eran Hammer-Lahav wrote:
>> I'm not looking for a MUST NOT. But it would be nice for the spec to say "btw, you can't use fragments here".
>> 
>> I always knew fragments are not allowed, but when asked, I couldn't show where that's defined. And because HTTP doesn't make it easy, OAuth has to make developers aware of that.
>> ...
> 
> Still trying to understand the issue.
> 
> The ABNF doesn't allow the fragment here; is that really so hard to spot?
> 
> Best regards, Julian
> 


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