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Re: Soliciting feedback on draft-abarth-url

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2011 20:19:58 +0200
Message-ID: <4DAC80CE.2000400@gmx.de>
To: Adam Barth <ietf@adambarth.com>
CC: public-iri@w3.org
On 18.04.2011 19:26, Adam Barth wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 9:18 AM, Julian Reschke<julian.reschke@gmx.de>  wrote:
>> On 18.04.2011 18:08, Adam Barth wrote:
>>>> I think it would be extremely useful to have a comparison how those tests
>>>> with absolute URIs would be parsed by the regexp in the URI spec:
>>>>
>>>> <http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/rfc3986.html#rfc.section.B>
>>>>
>>>> Are there differences? And if there are, do UAs agree on what to do with
>>>> those inputs?
>>>
>>> Is there an easy way to execute that regular expression?  That
>>> document doesn't provide  a reference defining the semantics of the
>>> regular expression.  It alludes to POSIX regular expressions.  Is
>>> there some way to write a POSIX program that executes it?  In any
>>> case, I'd be happy to consider it if someone can explain to me how to
>>> run it over the test suite mentioned above.
>>
>> How about just using JS regexps, and see where we can get from there?
>
> Is that correct?  JS regular expressions are Perl-compatible regular
> expressions.  Is that the same as POSIX regular expressions in this
> context?
>
> Adam

I don't know for sure but I'm pretty confident it won't make a 
difference for that particular one.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 18 April 2011 18:20:30 GMT

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