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Should Relative URL in format 'http:g/' validate

From: Paul Gammans <paul.gammans@brunel.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 09:17:58 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <39F6DD63.3040401@brunel.ac.uk>
To: www-validator@w3.org
Hi,

I just validated a html page at url 
http://www.brunel.ac.uk/depts/lib/access.html
and though it dose have some problems i was supprised to find that the 
the Reletive URLs in the page validate, they are in the format 'http:g/'

In RFC1808 Relative Uniform Resource Locators Found at 
http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1808.txt , Page12 Sec5.2 it says...

Finally, some older parsers allow the scheme name to be present in a 
relative URL if it is the same as the base URL scheme.  This is 
considered to be a loophole in prior specifications of partial URLs [1] 
and should be avoided by future parsers.

http:g        = <URL:http:g>
http:         = <URL:http:>


My question is was it a delibrate desision to allow this to validate 
this or is this not in the scope of this validater or a buglet.

Thank for you time, and i hope this is the write place to ask this question.
paul

PS could you please CC any replys to me at paul.gammans@brunel.ac.uk
Received on Wednesday, 25 October 2000 12:04:21 GMT

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