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Re: http URI grammar

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 16:34:54 -0700
Cc: Eric Lawrence <ericlaw@exchange.microsoft.com>, Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <EF43BEA4-DEAD-4A18-A09B-B238A74DC7D9@gbiv.com>
To: Daniel Stenberg <daniel@haxx.se>
On Aug 6, 2010, at 11:44 AM, Daniel Stenberg wrote:

> On Fri, 6 Aug 2010, Eric Lawrence wrote:
> 
>>> http://www.example.com?foo
>> 
>> In my experience, real world sites will use URLs like this from time to time, and as far as I know, all major browsers work with such URLs.
> 
> Yeps. And us trying to work with URLs that the browsers accept have been "forced" to accept such URLs as well, so I can only agree that this syntax is indeed used and accepted "out there".

And that's why the generic syntax was updated for RFC3986, as well.
It looks ugly, but at least we know how to parse it now.

....Roy
Received on Friday, 6 August 2010 23:35:20 GMT

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