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[whatwg] Web Addresses vs Legacy Extended IRI

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 11:03:30 +0100
Message-ID: <op.uq8ov4mn64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>
On Mon, 23 Mar 2009 09:45:39 +0100, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke at gmx.de>  
wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
>> ...
>> Note that the Web addresses draft isn't specific to HTML5. It is  
>> intended to apply to any user agent that interacts with Web content,  
>> not just Web browsers and HTML. (That's why we took it out of HTML5.)
>> ...
>
> Be careful; depending on what you call "Web content". For instance, I  
> would consider the Atom feed content (RFC4287) as "Web content", but  
> Atom really uses IRIs, and doesn't need workarounds for broken IRIs in  
> content (as far as I can tell).

Are you sure browser implementations of feeds reject non-IRIs in some way?  
I would expect them to use the same URL handling everywhere.


> Don't leak out workarounds into areas where they aren't needed.

I'm not convinced that having two ways of handling essentially the same  
thing is good.


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Anne van Kesteren
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