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[whatwg] Resolving a URL

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2008 17:28:31 +0000
Message-ID: <C69ED12B-7570-4E59-BE2C-E7317D7DC36A@googlemail.com>

Time to send some feedback on the "resolve a URL" dfn.

Step 3 is (currently) "If encoding is UTF-16, then change it to  
UTF-8.". Does this mean we literally change just "encoding" to UTF-16,  
and leave "url" verbatim, or are we meant to change "url" to UTF-8  
too? This is currently ambiguous. Not changing "url" will cause issues  
later in a UTF-16 document.

Step 12 replaces \ with /. IIRC WebKit does this for all URLs, not  
just those with a "server-based naming authority" (what's that anyway?).

Also, earlier in the "Resolving URLs" section, there should probably  
be a ref. to XMLBASE.

Geoffrey Sneddon
Received on Sunday, 28 December 2008 09:28:31 UTC

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