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

Aryeh Gregor wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 8:49 AM, Julian Reschke <> 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.

Even if they don't agree whether the path starts with "/" or not?

>> 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.

The question is how to spec it. Right now the UAs vary *a lot*. I 
recommend that UA implementers have a look at the test results and 
provide feedback whether they want to change their implementations.

Best regards, Julian

Received on Thursday, 11 February 2010 08:23:03 UTC