Re: An smtp URL scheme

Chris Ridd (C.Ridd@isode.com)
Fri, 11 Jul 1997 08:29:27 +0100


Message-Id: <199707110729.DAA08462@www10.w3.org>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: An smtp URL scheme
In-reply-to: Your message of "Thu, 10 Jul 1997 13:54:32 EDT." <3.0.2.32.19970710135432.008fae30@pop.ma.ultranet.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 08:29:27 +0100
From: Chris Ridd <C.Ridd@isode.com>

> At 09:27 AM 7/10/97 -0700, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
> >At 9:41a -0400 07/10/97, Greg Marr wrote:
> >If you do track it down, I'd be interested in seeing it. The 
> documentation
> >at hoohoo.ncsa.uiuc.edu speaks only of ampersands...
> 
> The discussions were during this calendar year, and I doubt the 
> documentation has been updated at all in the last year.
> 
> > > Are you saying that entity replacement shouldn't be performed on
> > > attribute values?
> >
> >I'm saying it is not necessary to use entities for ampersands within
> >an attribute value.
> 
> The general gist of the discussion was that in order to be 100% 
> conformant, the & in the URL would have to escaped as sgml entities, 
> and that any ampersands not used as seperators would have to be url-
> escaped.

Joe English wrote a page about this called "CDATA Confusion" which was 
useful to me at least. It is at http://www.art.com/~joe/sgml/cdata.html.

Chris