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Re: HTML5 proposes introduction of new family of URI schemes

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 23:58:38 +0100
Message-ID: <4F1DE61E.6090601@gmx.de>
To: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
CC: "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
On 2012-01-23 23:13, Robin Berjon wrote:
> On Jan 19, 2012, at 19:13 , Julian Reschke wrote:
>> Basically, the spec reserves special semantics for infinite number of new schemes, but doesn't want to deal with the maintenance.
>>
>> Instead (stealing an idea mentioned earlier), it could simply define a new URI scheme "web", and manage that namespace itself. At least that would contain the effects of this experiment.
>
> No, that's just punting. Whether it's web+foo:blah or web:foo:blah really doesn't change the fact that a security decision is being made at minting time. The exact same problems are likely to crop up in both cases.

Yes, but the second case doesn't overload the scheme name.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 23 January 2012 22:59:37 GMT

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