W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-dist-auth@w3.org > January to March 2000

Re: Yaron.Redirect.NoRelative

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@kiwi.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2000 18:08:24 -0800
To: Yaron Goland <yarong@exchange.microsoft.com>
cc: "'w3c-dist-auth@w3.org'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <200002121808.aa27228@gremlin-relay.ics.uci.edu>
>Section 9 of the redirect spec allows for the use of relative URIs in the
>reftarget production. Relative URIs are an extremely dangerous feature that
>have caused havoc amongst system implementers.

That's b.s.  Relative URIs are trivial to implement and the only reason
that havoc occurs is because some HTML authoring tools try to be bugward
compatible with Mosaic 1.0.  Protocol engines have no such constraint.

....Roy
Received on Saturday, 12 February 2000 21:08:27 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Tuesday, 2 June 2009 18:43:54 GMT