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Re: Error handling in URIs

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 19:27:10 +0000 (UTC)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0806241924080.13974@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Tue, 24 Jun 2008, Julian Reschke wrote:
> 
> There is nothing that needs to be fixed in the URI spec.
> 
> If other specs accept invalid URIs, then those specs also need to define 
> how to do that.
> 
> [...] But again, that's not a problem with URI or IRI, right?

I don't really care to play the blame game. This needs to be defined 
somewhere; for now I'm putting it in the HTML5 spec. This thread just 
started because I mentioned in IRC that my life would be easier if someone 
had done this for me in another spec, and you suggested that maybe there 
was a chance that the URI and IRI specs could be modified to handle these 
needs. If they are, then that would be great; otherwise, then that's fine 
too. In the meantime, though, this still needs to be defined somewhere, 
and in the absence of someone else doing it, I'll continue it doing it 
myself in HTML5.

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