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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2008 11:37:42 +0200
Message-ID: <486757E6.4080202@gmx.de>
To: Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com>
CC: Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>, 'Smylers' <Smylers@stripey.com>, 'HTML WG' <public-html@w3.org>

Robert J Burns wrote:
> I still haven't seen a use case or problem statement for why HTML5 
> cannot use the existing URL/URI/IRI specifications. It would be a poor  
> design decision to diverge from the existing specification son that 
> without a clear problem statement as to why we need to do so. Specifying 
> document conformance criteria for URLs, URIs, and IRIs along with HTML5 
> UA conformance for handling and error recovery do not constitute a 
> change in the existing definitions. If we require such a divergence from 
> existing definitions, what problem are we trying to address? What use 
> cases cannot be met by the existing specifications? So it seems very 
> premature to be searching for a new term or word for a definition that 
> we have not yet developed the need for.
> ...


IRI does not allow spaces. Pages use them. Does that answer your question?

BR, Julian
Received on Sunday, 29 June 2008 09:38:26 UTC

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