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Re: Error handling in URIs

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 19:51:18 +0000 (UTC)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0806241945270.13974@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Tue, 24 Jun 2008, Julian Reschke wrote:
> 
> The thread started because you claimed:
> 
> > # # [04:07] <Hixie> parsing a URI reference requires knowing the scheme of
> > # # the base URI
> > # # [04:07] <Hixie> someone please write URI5 so i don't have to deal with
> > # # this nonsense
> 
> ...and I still don't know what you were referring to.

I was referring to the text currently at:

   http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#urls

...and my faint hope that someone else would volunteer to do that work for 
me as doing less work is easier than doing more work. "URI5" is a 
reference to a hypothetical spec that would define error handling for 
URIs, in the same way that "HTML5" defines error handling for HTML.

FWIW, I and others use IRC as a place to channel stream-of-consciousness 
rants about hopes and fears, as well as being a place where people 
socialise, and there are therefore shorthands and subtle social 
conventions that are only really obvious to "regulars". (I encourage you 
to attend the channel and take part in the discussions.) Looking at the 
logs will give you an impression of much more serious discussion than the 
off-the-cuff remarks that are made there actually intend. Taking an IRC 
comment to e-mail will often put far more weight on the comment than was 
originally intended.

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