Re: URI handling for Location

On Wed, 08 Apr 2009 13:58:58 +0200, Julian Reschke <>  
> No, implementations do not have to, according to the spec.

The spec does not matter for this.

> I believe you that browsers currently do, but I'm pretty certain that  
> there's lots of code out there that doesn't accept relative URIs (or  
> malformed URIs), which would become non-compliant by this change.


> So, again, this would be an incompatible change.

To make HTTP compatible with deployed Web content and actually a useful  
spec to implement against.

Anne van Kesteren

Received on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 12:08:09 UTC