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Re: Validation result uri link encoding

From: Tim Bagot <tsb-w3-validator-0009@earth.li>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2003 14:25:56 +0000 (UTC)
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
Cc: <martin@lucas-smith.co.uk>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0308311406410.1021-100000@213-152-52-166.dsl.eclipse.net.uk>

At 2003-08-31T13:06+0100, martin@lucas-smith.co.uk wrote:-

> an encoded version of the URL is given. e.g.
>
> http://validator.w3.org:8001/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.foobar.com%2Fpath
>
> Is there any need for this? I.e. couldn't

Yes.

> http://validator.w3.org:8001/check?uri=http://www.foobar.com/path
>
> be used instead?

Perhaps. The current version of the validator does allow that
representation. Some (broken) user agents may resolve relative path
references based on such a URI incorrectly.

> Aren't / and : legal characters in <a href= > links?

Yes (see the start of the first URI), but they are reserved in the query
string.


Tim Bagot
Received on Sunday, 31 August 2003 10:25:58 GMT

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