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Re: fragid navigation and pct-encoded

From: Thomas Broyer <t.broyer@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2008 15:55:17 +0200
Message-ID: <a9699fd20809040655x7270ff6ej184cd140b9c5cb5b@mail.gmail.com>
To: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 3:05 PM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> Apparently there are some differences between browsers in the handling of
> percent escaped characters in fragment identifiers. I made a few tests to
> figure out the different behavior:
>  http://tc.labs.opera.com/html/navigation/fragids/
> I was able to test in Opera 9.5, Firefox 3.0, and Internet Explorer 6.0.

Raw results:

In Chrome and Safari 3.1.2 on Windows (same results, unsurprisingly ;-) ):
Test 3 says A (as HTML5)
Test 4 says B
Test 8 says B

In IE7:
Test 2 says A
Test 3 says A
Test 6 says A
Test 8 says B

In Firefox
Same as the "expected results" column.

> Results:
> IE does not handle pct-encoded in fragment which is in violation of RFC
> 3986. It does nothing special with either the name or id attributes; simple
> literal matching.

IE7 seems to align with IE6 here, if I analyze the results correctly.

I'll let you do the analysis of the WebKit results, as I haven't
digged into the internals of the tests.

BTW, have you tried with links within the same document? There
shouldn't be any difference IMO but just in case...

Thomas Broyer
Received on Thursday, 4 September 2008 13:55:58 UTC

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