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Re: Shrinking HTML5 some more — Anne’s Weblog

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2009 08:06:16 -0400
Message-ID: <49CE12B8.6080305@intertwingly.net>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Julian Reschke wrote:
> Hi,
> looking at <http://annevankesteren.nl/2009/03/more-shrinking-html5>:
> "I wonder though whether anyone has actually tested Atom clients. Do 
> they really refuse to handle spaces in URLs? Do they really do the right 
> thing per the IRI specification and normalize URLs when the encoding of 
> the feed is not a Unicode encoding? Do any clients that handle IRIs do 
> that properly? I doubt it."
> Anne, what kind of normalization are you referring to, and how is the 
> encoding of the feed relevant for that?

I agree with Anne's assessment w.r.t. Atom.

A bigger issue, one that I didn't capture but have since rectified is 
that it was perceived to be a big undertaking, and that Martin Dürst may 
not be available to help.

If somebody were able to convince Martin of the need for a revision, or 
were to step forward and credibly indicate that they were willing to 
take on the entire job, I'm confident that the approach advocated by 
Larry would be adopted.

At the moment, DanC is focusing on a task that he feels that he can 
handle, namely the definition of a new concept that is layered on top of 
the IRI specification.

DanC, Larry, or anybody else in the room is welcome to revise or extend 
my minutes.

> BR, Julian

- Sam Ruby
Received on Saturday, 28 March 2009 12:07:16 UTC

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