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Re: URI parsing (http:///test)

From: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 10:10:52 -0500
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <20090211151051.GC9268@mercury.ccil.org>

Anne van Kesteren scripsit:

> For the URI
> 
>   http:///test
> 
> the authority component ends up being the empty string (parsing does not  
> fail). Is this intentional

Yes.  All the components of a URI except the scheme are optional.

> and what exactly are UAs supposed to do with  
> such a URI?

Whatever they like.  Just because a sentence is parsable doesn't mean
you'll be able to shingle its colorless greenness.

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