Re: Change definition of URL to normatively reference IRI specification using a well-defined interface

In fact I did not understand. Anne, could you please explain more.
Preferably giving an example.

On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 10:57 AM, Julian Reschke <>wrote:

> On 09.04.2010 10:31, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> On Fri, 09 Apr 2010 10:13:15 +0200, Maciej Stachowiak <>
>> wrote:
>>> Specifically, String A is a possibly-relative URI (really a
>>> possibly-relative IRI reference with lenient Web Address processing),
>>> and String B is an absolute URI that is the base. String A is resolved
>>> against String B as a base, though if String A happens to be absolute,
>>> then A itself will be returned.
>> Note that if string A contains a query component with non-ASCII
>> characters even though it may appear absolute, resolving it will give
>> you a different string, if the character encoding of the document is not
>> UTF-8/UTF-16.
> I understand the intent, but I think the use of the terms "(non-)absolute"
> and "resolving" as above definitely is going to cause confusion.
> Best regards, Julian

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