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Re: Validation error frequencies

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>
Date: Sun, 03 Feb 2008 08:06:05 -0500
Message-ID: <47A5BC3D.6070002@us.ibm.com>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
CC: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>, HTML Issue Tracking WG <public-html@w3.org>

Henri Sivonen wrote:
> On Feb 2, 2008, at 16:19, Geoffrey Sneddon wrote:
> My untested hypothesis is that non-trailing spaces in query parameter 
> values are harmless and that non-trailing spaces in path are harmless.

One can refine that a bit.  If after a space you find a ">" if probably 
gobbled up too much.  Similarly for a "<".  Or, more common, a "=", but 
only if it occurs before the next "&", "#", or "?" (the latter in the 
case of a path only.

At some point we have to wonder what we are trying to accomplish here. 
There are lots of gray lines where &lang=en in the query part of a URI 
should be non conforming, but a space in a path might not be.

- Sam Ruby
Received on Sunday, 3 February 2008 13:07:27 UTC

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