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URI characters: [] formerly unwise, now ok?

From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 13:53:48 +0100
Message-ID: <1f2ed5cd0511160453o3f78b79cq9e2a154419a0862@mail.gmail.com>
To: feedvalidator users <feedvalidator-users@lists.sourceforge.net>
Cc: www-archive@w3.org

The feed validator [1] just gave an error because I had the following
as the value of an rdf:resource attribute (in extended RSS 1.0) :

http://www.w3.org/2005/Talks/1110-iswc-tbl/#[18]

(Sorry, forgot to snapshot the error message before I fixed it)

I just did a quick skim, RFC 2396 considers '[' and ']' as "unwise",
RFC 3986 has these as reserved (gen-delims). I think because these
characters aren't reserved for any specific purpose in the http:
scheme, they're ok here.

The source of the characters is the script that powers the slideshow [2]:

uri = uri + "#[" + (slidenum+1) + "]";

Cheers,
Danny.

[1] http://feedvalidator.org/
[2] http://www.w3.org/2005/Talks/Tools/Slidy/slidy.js


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