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Re: heads-up about "new" URLs section in HTML5 editor's draft

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2008 09:41:12 +0200
To: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: "Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org>, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.udf7myq964w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Sat, 28 Jun 2008 09:25:42 +0200, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>  
> Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>>  On Fri, 27 Jun 2008 19:06:14 +0200, Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org> wrote:
>>> Somebody suggested "HTML URL" on uri@w3.org - I think that's a better
>>> option because its makes the distinction more apparent.
>>  Since I'd expect, e.g. XMLHttpRequest and other specifications to adopt
> I wouldn't expect that. Why hardwire IRI-incompatibilities into XHR when  
> IE currently doesn't handle IRIs at all for XHR? Why not do the right  
> thing at least here????

Well, space characters and such are handled by everyone. Hopefully the  
HTML5 algorithm allows for passing UTF-8 as parameter to the algorithm so  
the query part is always encoded as such, but that doesn't mean there are  
some other bits that the URI/IRI specifications don't cover.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Saturday, 28 June 2008 07:41:58 UTC

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