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Re: "Web addresses in HTML 5" for review (ISSUE-56 urls-webarch)

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 09:41:30 -0500
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <1237387290.7868.1235.camel@pav.lan>
On Wed, 2009-03-18 at 15:29 +0100, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Mar 2009 14:56:59 +0100, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org> wrote:
> > Attached find a draft for ACTION-68
> > "try factoring URI/URL stuff out as a separate draft"
> >   http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/actions/68
> >
> >
> > (for my reference: it's rev 45:ff09a2b4d3ac )
> I just have a small editorial comment for now. It would be nice if the  
> document was agnostic of HTML5. E.g. XMLHttpRequest requires identical  
> handling of URLs and I am pretty sure CSS does too.

That makes sense... I think the connections to HTML 5 are mostly
there to make it easy on reviewers who are familiar with the URL
material in the HTML 5 draft; I don't think there's any lasting
need for them.

Any suggestions for the title? maybe something like:

  "Web Addresses: markup conventions for URIs and IRIs"

>  (And very likely every  
> specification that deals with them and user agents implement, but I have  
> not tested that exhaustively.)
> Having just noticed appendix B "The algorithm below allows square brackets  
> in the <host> field; the algorithm in section 2 above does not." is that  
> what user agents do too? (Not really sure how to test that...)

Good question; it's something I'm still looking into; bonus
points to anybody who can contribute data.

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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