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Re: testing URL decomposition (related to ISSUE-56)

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 09:22:22 +0100
Message-ID: <4B73BE3E.7030706@gmx.de>
To: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
CC: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Aryeh Gregor wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 8:49 AM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
>> I don't see any kind of interoperability here, even not for the simplest
>> test cases.
> 
> Real-world usage is often simpler than even the simplest test-cases.
> Typical URLs contain no spaces, no Unicode characters, and no weird
> stuff like multiple hash characters.  These APIs are realistically
> useful even if they start to become unreliable for slightly less
> common types of URLs.

Even if they don't agree whether the path starts with "/" or not?

>> Maybe it's time to deprecate this mess (does anybody use this?)
> 
> Yes, definitely.  I can find a whole bunch of uses in MediaWiki, for
> instance.  The existing interface will have to be specced anyway.

The question is how to spec it. Right now the UAs vary *a lot*. I 
recommend that UA implementers have a look at the test results and 
provide feedback whether they want to change their implementations.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 11 February 2010 08:23:03 UTC

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