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Re: XHR LC comments

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 18:21:16 +0200
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: "Web API WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <j0do34p14vs81qcieq6fics8h1qvklsi0b@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Julian Reschke wrote:
>- If the URL parameter can be a IRI, then somewhere later on we need to 
>state that it needs to be transformed to a URI before it's put on the wire.

Actually that is for the HTTP specification to define, which right now
does so implicitly by allowing only URIs. Restating requirements usually
leads to specifications stating conflicting requirements, it's best not
done at all, except in informative notes clearly limited to the known
cases (e.g., "Note: Because HTTP/1.0 and HTTP/1.1 allow only URIs as
request URIs, user agents will transform the IRI to an URI when creating
the request message.", though I would not add this).
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