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Re: URI and escape mechanism

From: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 00:47:27 +0100 (BST)
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20020711004330.C1528-100000@fenris.webthing.com>


On Wed, 10 Jul 2002, Karl Dubost wrote:

>
> Question:
>
> http://www.example.org/check?uri=http://www.example.net/path/to/yourfile.html&lang=en
>
> If we escape "&" only the validator will be fine... but the RFC seems
> to say you have to escape also the "/"

Nope.

The validator is validating markup.  The fact that "/" is reserved
in URI (perfectly legal, but reserved) has no bearing on the
validity of the HTML.

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Nick Kew

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