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RE: Comments on draft-fielding-uri-rfc2396bis-07

From: Bruce Lilly <blilly@erols.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2004 12:27:01 -0500
To: uri@w3.org
Message-Id: <200411041227.01318.blilly@erols.com>

On Thu November 4 2004 11:41, Larry Masinter wrote:
> > One is the draft statement that URI producers should
> > encode reserved characters (such as the gen-delim '@')
> 
> I can't find anything in rfc2396bis section 2.2
> which would lead anyone to believe that 
>   mailto:a@b.com?to=joe@example.com
> should instead be written 
>   mailto:a%40b.com?to=joe%40example.com
> 
> so your examples are baffling. The '@' does not need to
> be encoded in either place. Both 'segment' and 'query'
> are defined in terms of 'pchar' which explicitly includes
> '@'.
> 
> You've stated your belief about this requirement, but
> I can't find it in the draft. Perhaps you could quote
> which words have led you to what must be an erroneous
> conclusion?

      reserved    = gen-delims / sub-delims


      gen-delims  = ":" / "/" / "?" / "#" / "[" / "]" / "@"

[...]

   URI producing applications should percent-encode data octets that
   correspond to characters in the reserved set.
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