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Re: Error handling in URIs

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 21:59:48 +0200
Message-ID: <48615234.2020501@gmx.de>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, uri@w3.org

Ian Hickson wrote:
> 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 

I attend the html-wg's channel when I have time.

> 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.

All well, and understood.

So I'll assume that there is no problem parsing a URI reference without 
knowing the base URI's scheme; otherwise you would tell us, right?

BR, Julian
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