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Re: making interoperability decisions (was Re: parsing URI (references) according to RFC 3986)

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 01:10:59 -0400
Message-ID: <4DFED663.7020006@mit.edu>
To: Chris Weber <chris@lookout.net>
CC: Adam Barth <ietf@adambarth.com>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "PUBLIC-IRI@W3.ORG" <PUBLIC-IRI@w3.org>
On 6/20/11 12:35 AM, Chris Weber wrote:
> 3987bis does say this in
> http://trac.tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-iri-3987bis-05#section-7.2:
>
> 5. Convert backslashes ('\') matching href-path-sep to forward
> slashes ('/').
>
> And HTML5 says the same in it's section on Resolving URLs
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/urls.html#resolving-urls
>
> 12. If result uses a scheme with a server-based naming authority,
> replace all U+005C REVERSE SOLIDUS (\) characters in result with U+002F
> SOLIDUS (/) characters.

Though note that these two statements are not quite equivalent unless 
whether section 7.2 applies can depend on the scheme.

-Boris
Received on Monday, 20 June 2011 05:11:29 UTC

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