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Re: URI handling for Location

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 08 Apr 2009 14:07:21 +0200
To: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: "Mark Nottingham" <mnot@mnot.net>, "HTTP Working Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.ur2hajdl64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>
On Wed, 08 Apr 2009 13:58:58 +0200, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>  
> 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

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