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Re: [css21] whitespace in URI values

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2005 23:48:02 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200511122348.jACNm2q12560@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> hold. Also, such "error recovery" has to be defined. (Is the above a  

I think what you really mean is that web standards aren't allowed to
permit error recovery.  Instead, everything must be turned in to
syntactic sugar.

I assume that the intention, when URLs were designed, was that spaces
should either be ignored or faulted, but the use of spaces in resource
filenames, means that most browsers treat many uses of space as being
%20.  Leading spaces are particularly ignorable because printed URLs
typically don't have <> round them, and most people don't give files
names that start with white space.  Similar arguments apply to 
trailing ones.
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