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Re: Opacity and mailto: in conflict

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 10:37:32 -0700
Message-ID: <3F71D65C.4010207@textuality.com>
To: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Cc: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>, www-tag@w3.org

Tim Berners-Lee wrote:

> I suppose the thing is to be aware of that process and to just not
> make assumptions that are not licensed by the specs.
> The TAG needs to say this "stick to the channel" in general, and then
> go around putting buoys noteworthy points, be they
> center-channel fairway buoys ("The character encoding you can
> rely on, it must be correct") or markers of notorious rocks
> ("any .html on the end of a URI path means nothing - do not use it").


Interestingly, more than one of the blog-popularity ranking services 
completely falls over with www.tbray.org/ongoing because I *don't* have 
.html at the end of the individual entries; it sees this and cleverly 
puts a '/' at the end.  It's a real problem. -Tim
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