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Re: URI parsing

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 09:55:19 +0000 (UTC)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0806240947410.13974@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Tue, 24 Jun 2008, Julian Reschke wrote:
> 
> Looking at <http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20080624#l-217>:
> 
> > # # [04:07] <Hixie> parsing a URI reference requires knowing the scheme of
> > the base URI
> > # # [04:07] <Hixie> someone please write URI5 so i don't have to deal with
> > this nonsense 
> 
> It seems you think something is wrong with RFC3986, right? In which case 
> the right thing to do is to send an email to the IETF URI mailing list, 
> asking for clarification.

Oh, I wasn't aware that there was an active working group maintaining the 
URI specs. That would make my life much easier. I'll contact the group 
immediately. Thanks for the heads-up.


> That being said, I'm not aware of any issues with this. Care to 
> elaborate?

The URI specs don't define anything to do with error handling. The IRI 
specs are incompatible with legacy non-UTF-8 content. Those are the main 
problems, I think. You can see the work-in-progress for working around 
these issues here:

   http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#urls

I try to defer to URI (3986), IRI (3987), XML Base, and IDN (3490) as much 
as possible.

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