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Re: 4.13: URI decomposition - non-standard terminology

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2008 02:39:49 +0000 (UTC)
To: Frank Ellermann <hmdmhdfmhdjmzdtjmzdtzktdkztdjz@gmail.com>
Cc: public-html-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0807120231210.28237@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Sat, 12 Jul 2008, Frank Ellermann wrote:
> >>
> >> But there is no <hostport> in STD 66 outside of appendix D.2 about 
> >> obsolete terminology.
> >
> > Please follow the link given in that section to find the definition of 
> > <hostport>.
> I did, but I'm not going to try it again now, many HTML5 links lead to a 
> monstrous "editor's copy", where "bastard browser from hell" stopped 
> loading before the relevant section.

Ok, well, whenever you get around to it please do let me know if there are 
any issues that need resolving in that section.

> I can't tell if the default port is always clear for various old and/or 
> obscure schemes.

The default port numbers are all here:


Having said that, it isn't clear what browsers should do with URLs of 
schemes they don't know (say, x-foo-bar://...). I should test that and 
make sure it's covered. Filed bug 5859 about that. Thanks.

> >> port = *DIGIT, WTH is an empty port introduced by a colon ?
> >
> > I don't understand this paragraph.
> *DIGIT means "zero or more digits", and "zero digits" gives you an empty 
> <port> after the colon in your <hostport>.  I've no clue what an empty 
> <port> is.  Your draft discusses other potential issues, ending up with 
> port 0 in these cases.  FWIW, port 0 is reserved.

I really have no idea what you're talking about here. Could you give a 
code example that illustrates the case you're concerned about?

> Maybe, but there is yet no section 5.9.8 in the public version that BBFH 
> can load.

What is BBFH? Which version of the spec are you reading that it doesn't 
have a section 5.9.8? I'm confused.

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