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Re: expected results for URI encoding tests?

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 15:34:23 +0200
Message-ID: <4864EC5F.2080303@gmx.de>
To: Philip Taylor <pjt47@cam.ac.uk>
CC: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>

Philip Taylor wrote:
> ...
> IE6, IE7 go to "results.cgi/%C5%BD?*" where "*" means a raw 0xB4 byte 
> (i.e. raw iso-8859-15).
> FF2 goes to "results.cgi/%DE?%DE".
> FF3, Opera 9.5, Safari 3.0 go to "results.cgi/%C5%BD?%DE".
> ...

So, we have interop for the path component with current UAs; good.

I'm very concerned with the brokenness of the query component; IE 
creates an invalid HTTP URLs, thus essentially forcing HTTP servers to 
support those.

But even when the document encoding is percent-escaped, there's still an 
issue when a character in the input "URL" can not be mapped to the 
document encoding; it would be nice to have a test case for that (or do 
we?).

I'd really like to see HTML5 help getting us to a situation where 
everything is percent-escaped UTF-8. Basing it just on the document 
encoding seems to be fragile...

BR, Julian
Received on Friday, 27 June 2008 13:35:04 GMT

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