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Re: dropping 's' and quoting of strings

From: Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 17:17:19 +0800
To: raphael.troncy@eurecom.fr
Cc: "Media Fragment" <public-media-fragment@w3.org>, "Yves Lafon" <ylafon@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.u8iuq52gatwj1d@philip-pc.oslo.opera.com>
On Mon, 22 Feb 2010 16:41:29 +0800, Raphaël Troncy <raphael.troncy@cwi.nl>  

> Dear Philip,
>> 1. Drop the trailing s from the npt syntax, which seems not to serve any
>> real purpose as it only adds (a little) complexity but doesn't help
>> disambiguate from any other form. It also isn't what is used in RTSP, if
>> we want to align.
> Yes, we agreed on this one and Yves has an action to do this correction.  
> Feel free to synch with him to perform this change.

OK, great!

>> 2. Drop the 'quotes' around strings, which are completely unnecessary
>> when spaces have to be percent-encoded anyway. Simply following the
>> rules for splitting name-value pairs yields a string with any special
>> characters decoded.
> Hum, there might be objections here. We mandate quotes for the track and  
> id dimensions for handling all special characters. How you will deal  
> with an id written in Japanese?

It has to be percent-encoded just like non-ASCII characters anywhere in a  
URL. For example, the Japanese Wikipedia mainpage is  
it's just displayed nicer most browsers.

Philip Jägenstedt
Core Developer
Opera Software
Received on Monday, 22 February 2010 09:18:03 UTC

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