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Re: aftermath on Bug 8953 URL decomp. IDL attributes when parsing fails

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 23:06:06 +0100
Message-ID: <4B7DB9CE.3090102@gmx.de>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
On 18.02.2010 22:54, Ian Hickson wrote:
> ...
>> For now it's not, until you change the spec's reference.
> So if I write a draft that redefines HTTP, and then make HTML refer to
> that draft instead of the HTTP spec, you'd argue that HTTP is in scope for
> this group?
> ...

Not helpful.

I thought we have agreed that we *want* IRIbis to become a replacement 
for WEBADDRESSES. To get there, it's essential to understand what it 
says, and why it does so.

You wrote the algorithms in there (as far as I know), so I am asking 
you. Why does it matter on which mailing list I ask?

>> That being said -- what do you *want* IRIbis to define here? As the UAs
>> do not implement what you specified I'm wondering what the rational for
>> this special case could be.
> So long as it's defined and compatible with legacy content, I don't really
> care what the spec says. In general I would encourage making things as
> simple as possible, but I don't know what that means in this case.

In this case it would mean removing the special case in step 3 of 
Section 2 of <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/href/draft>. So, instead of:

"If w begins with either of:

     * a string matching the <scheme> production, followed by "://"
     * the string "//"

then percent-encode any left or right square brackets (U+005B, U+005D, 
"[" and "]") following the first occurrence of "/", "?", or "#" which 
follows the first occurrence of "//".

Otherwise, percent-encode all left and right square brackets."

it would simply be:

"Percent-encode all left and right square brackets."

That would make the web address mentioned in 


an "absolute URL" (in HTML5 speak).

In particular I *believe* it means that "parsing a Web address" would 
never fail.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 18 February 2010 22:06:54 UTC

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