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Re: testing URL decomposition (related to ISSUE-56)

From: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 18:40:03 -0500
Message-ID: <7c2a12e21002101540h190e4c34m9d19a0084638e54f@mail.gmail.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 8:49 AM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
> I don't see any kind of interoperability here, even not for the simplest
> test cases.

Real-world usage is often simpler than even the simplest test-cases.
Typical URLs contain no spaces, no Unicode characters, and no weird
stuff like multiple hash characters.  These APIs are realistically
useful even if they start to become unreliable for slightly less
common types of URLs.

> Maybe it's time to deprecate this mess (does anybody use this?)

Yes, definitely.  I can find a whole bunch of uses in MediaWiki, for
instance.  The existing interface will have to be specced anyway.
Received on Wednesday, 10 February 2010 23:40:36 UTC

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