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Re: A new RFC for Web Addresses/Hypertext References: Background wrt LEIRIs

From: Giovanni Campagna <scampa.giovanni@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 1 May 2009 11:37:19 +0200
Message-ID: <65307430905010237g5da15da8ied60fc0912280cae@mail.gmail.com>
To: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Cc: "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>, www-tag@w3.org, public-iri@w3.org, Apps Discuss <discuss@apps.ietf.org>, Lisa Dusseault <lisa.dusseault@messagingarchitects.com>, Alexey Melnikov <alexey.melnikov@isode.com>
2009/5/1 "Martin J. Dürst" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>:
> [...]
>
>> [WEBADDR] had in some ways a similar origin to [LEIRI], starting out
>>   as a section of the HTML5 spec which addressed the process by which
>>   existing browsers process strings to produce URIs which can be
>>   dereferenced.
>
> Yes indeed. It changes a space to %20, the same as for LEIRIs.
>
>>   It differs from [LEIRI] in the exact set of
>>   characters which it escapes,
>
> Has anybody done an analysis?
>
> It seems to provide more detail about '[' and ']', escaping them depending
> on context. It could be that that's also necessary for LEIRIs.
>
> But "any occurrences of percent-encoding in the Web address will be
> double-encoded at this step." looks extremely scary.

It did such an analysis. You find it at
<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2009Apr/0064.html>
(originally sent to the WHATWG mailing list, forwarded by Ian Hickson
to www-archive@w3.org)

Giovanni
Received on Friday, 1 May 2009 09:37:57 GMT

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