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Re: Bug 12543 and URL parsing in general

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2013 08:45:19 +0100
Message-ID: <51120A0F.30609@gmx.de>
To: Erika Doyle Navara <Erika.Doyle@microsoft.com>
CC: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
On 2013-02-05 23:36, Erika Doyle Navara wrote:
> Bug 12543 [1] requests that step 12 (replacing “\” with “/”) of the
> “resolve a URL” algorithm be removed, as Gecko behavior has shown that
> it isn’t needed for compatibility. The discussion in a related bug 14693
> [2] also highlights other problems with step 12 and the algorithm in
> general. It has been suggested that the entire section of URL parsing be
> removed and instead defer to the URL spec [3].
>
> Are there any objections to this course of action? If not, I’ll take a
> stab at removing the relevant sections and stage them in a branch before
> committing to HTML5.1 and resolving 12543 as fixed.
> ...

Deferring to another spec that has the same problem doesn't resolve the 
issue; it just moves it elsewhere.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 6 February 2013 07:45:48 UTC

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