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Re: "#" in IRI references

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 01:20:26 +0100
To: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Cc: www-international@w3.org
Message-ID: <3dea245f.193370502@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Martin Duerst wrote:
>Hello John, Bjoern,
>
>I agree with Bjoern that <> isn't really that much used
>as a delimiter for URIs/IRIs anymore.

We need some way to delemit URIs and as John said, [<>"] are appropriate
characters to delimit them. If you allow them to appear literal inside
URI references, it get's impossible to delimit them. Worse enough there
is already software that does not treat characters like the above as
delimiters, e.g. the W3C Mailing List Archive does not deal properly
with <>, e.g.

  http://www.example.org/?<foo>

should cause the rest of this mail beeing a link. Asking the other way
round, what's URI users benefit to allow these characters in IRI
references?

>As for spaces, the main pressure to allow them came from XPointer.

How to convince them they are wrong? What's IETF's position on allowing
white-space in identifiers?
Received on Tuesday, 29 October 2002 19:20:13 GMT

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