Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 10:52:51 -0400 (EDT) From: "Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor" <email@example.com> To: Walter Ian Kaye <firstname.lastname@example.org> cc: email@example.com Subject: Re: An smtp URL scheme In-Reply-To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.95q.970711104645.16545Demail@example.com> On Thu, 10 Jul 1997, Walter Ian Kaye wrote: > So then it's like in programming languages where you'd put a backslash > in front of a metacharacter? OK, but it's just too bad this subject was > not hashed out sufficiently in 1993, because a URL must work in all > existing browsers, and an & in a URL clearly does not. It is thus > too late to change the browsers for SGML conformance, and I suggest that > HTML specify that attribute values for URIs should allow the following: > > <A HREF="/form.cgi?foo=bar&foo2=bar2"> > > and *not* consider &foo2 as an entity error. It wasn't too late for Netscape to fix ommiteting quote error that they had. Also, Lynx handles the & correctly. (Ahhh, Lynx, almost the perfect web browser.) Plus making that change means that I can't grab an off the shelf SGML parser to make my web browser. -- Russell O'Connor | firstname.lastname@example.org <http://www.undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca/%7Eroconnor/> "And truth irreversibly destroys the meaning of its own message" -- Anindita Dutta, "The Paradox of Truth, the Truth of Entropy"