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how browsers transform URLs

From: Erik van der Poel <erikv@google.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 11:49:36 -0800
Message-ID: <c07a32650911251149m6d2bdcam74274a9be86b9e31@mail.gmail.com>
To: Shawn Steele <shawn.steele@microsoft.com>, Gervase Markham <gerv@mozilla.org>, Simon Montagu <smontagu@smontagu.org>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, brettw@chromium.org, jshin@chromium.org, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: public-iri@w3.org, Shaopeng Jia <shaopengjia@google.com>
We are happy to announce the open source release of Client URL
Internet Emission Sniffer (CURLIES).

The purpose of this project is to see how browsers and other Web
clients transform URLs as they access them. This is done by generating
a number of test cases and having each client load the test files
while running a packet sniffer to capture the network emissions.
Reports are then generated from the sniffed packets, highlighting
differences between the clients. For further details and test results,
see the project site:

http://code.google.com/p/curlies/
http://code.google.com/p/curlies/wiki/DesignDocumentForClientURLInternetEmissionSniffer

I have also written some recommendations for browser developers. While
the HTML5 Web Addresses spec already describes how to parse and
resolve a URL, I have taken this a step further to include the DOM
interfaces that can be used to obtain IRIs, URIs and Unicode host
names.

http://code.google.com/p/curlies/wiki/RecommendationsForBrowserDevelopers
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/href/draft

Happy Thanksgiving!

Erik

PS Many thanks to Shaopeng Jia (Google), who did most of the actual work.
Received on Wednesday, 25 November 2009 19:50:10 GMT

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