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[Whatwg] Request for HTML-only print link

From: Stijn Peeters <stijn.p@hccnet.nl>
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2007 20:07:22 +0200
Message-ID: <46AB85DA.9090500@hccnet.nl>
Sander schreef:
> K?i?tof ?elechovski schreef:
>>
>> The acronym URL expands to "Uniform Resource **Locator**?. The string 
>> ?print:#? does not match this spec: it is not a locator, it is a 
>> processing instruction. BTW, the full form of the local URL ?#? can 
>> be viewed as ?html:#? (whether it is allowed by the URL standard or 
>> not) which means that you need a URL to access the resource you want 
>> to print; prefixing it with ?print:? would result in a double URL 
>> scheme, which is unacceptable. Therefore it is better to use a 
>> special target, if any.
>>
> Would href="print://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/" have 
> been better then?
I think new URI schemes are outside the scope of the WHATWG work. See 
also http://rfc.net/std0066.html#s3.1. and http://rfc.net/rfc2718.html

Regards,

Stijn
Received on Saturday, 28 July 2007 11:07:22 UTC

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