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Re: Bug 7034

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 15:59:27 -0700
Message-ID: <dd0fbad1003221559y12264dcpe24d11e3ad48af33@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: Philip Taylor <pjt47@cam.ac.uk>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, HTMLwg WG <public-html@w3.org>
On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 3:39 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
> Another possibility is to change parsing such that "...&copy=..." is not a
> hazard. I believe you had some evidence that this would fix more sites than
> it would break. It seems like it would also have the benefit of allowing us
> to make authoring rules more lenient in a beneficial way, without at the
> same time introducing undue complexity.

If at all possible, this is what I'd prefer.  I've never consciously
escaped an ampersand in a URL in my life (and luckily don't think that
I've ever run into a situation where it got interpreted as a named
entity).  I'd prefer, if possible, to continue avoiding escaping the
ampersand.  Unicode exists for a reason, after all.  If I want a
copyright symbol, I can just pop that character itself into the URL.

~TJ
Received on Monday, 22 March 2010 23:00:20 UTC

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