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[Bug 8953] URL decomp. IDL attributes when parsing fails

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Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 09:20:46 +0000
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--- Comment #13 from Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>  2010-02-18 09:20:46 ---
(In reply to comment #12)
> (In reply to comment #11)
> > It appears I was mistaken. I agree that the spec does define this case (because
> > a string is an "absolute URL" as defined in the spec if and only if parsing it
> > succeeds.)
> What confused me here is that "absolute URL" is *not* defined to be a URL that
> happens to be absolute, but comes with additional constraints. Not sure that
> this is a good idea; and also I'm very sure that we wouldn't want to use that
> terminology in IRIbis.

The way the spec arranged things initially confused me and Anne too, though
only because we didn't notice the "if the input is an absolute URL" bits. I
could imagine IRIbis exposing an interface that makes this more clear.

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