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Re: Error handling in URIs

From: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 00:55:38 -0400
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: Frank Ellermann <hmdmhdfmhdjmzdtjmzdtzktdkztdjz@gmail.com>, uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <20080625045538.GU19466@mercury.ccil.org>

Ian Hickson scripsit:

> > So this is an IRI, no URI, and invalid in document types permitting only 
> > URIs.
> Well there's no question that it's invalid, the question is what should 
> browsers do with it.

The href values you have shown us *are* valid IRIs.  It's that browsers
transform them to URIs using a different and incompatible set of
conventions from RFC 3987.  Since part of the purpose of HTML5 is to
retrospectively document browser behavior, it is entirely appropriate
that this non-3987 mapping be documented there.

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