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[Bug 8742] New: User informed when URI can#t be resolved

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Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 11:34:40 +0000
To: public-html-a11y@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-8742-3290@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8742

           Summary: User informed when URI can#t be resolved
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
               URL: http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/history.html#following-
                    hyperlinks
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: a11y
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: gez.lemon@gmail.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org, public-
                    html-a11y@w3.org


The specification states: "If resolving the URL fails, the user agent may
report the error to the user in a user-agent-specific manner, may navigate to
an error page to report the error, or may ignore the error and do nothing."

The final option is to ignore the error and do nothing. The user should get an
error message that is accessible and understandable.


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