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Re: Confusing use of "URI" to refer to IRIs, and IRI handling in the DOM

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2008 09:19:38 +0000 (UTC)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: 'HTML WG' <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0806290917200.13974@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Sun, 29 Jun 2008, Julian Reschke wrote:
> 
> 3. The distinction between HTML5-URL and RFC3987-IRI *is* important, because
> 
> - it affects the way how identifiers can be delimited; HTML5-URLs can contain
> spaces

No, they're not allowed to contain spaces.


> thus you can't use spaces to delimit them (consider detection of URLs in 
> plain text, such as email),

HTML5 uses spaces to delimit URLs in at least two places (ping="" and the 
cache manifest fallback lines).


> - mapping of non-ASCII characters in query parts differs from RFC3987-IRI.

Only in non-conforming documents.

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