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ISSUE-126 CCP -- no special handling for backslash

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 15:53:41 +0100
To: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.vpvczpph64w2qv@anne-van-kesterens-macbook-pro.local>
(I am writing this because I did not get a reply to  
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Jan/0274.html and the  
deadline is tomorrow.)

Summary: Rather than performing backslash processing perform no backslash  

Rationale: No browser implements this. Opera and Safari appear to handle  
backslashes but actually ignore all punctuation because they implement UTS  
#22 which is considered broken. Future versions of Opera and Safari have  
been said to no longer do this. Even over HTTP no browser performs this  
backslash processing.

Details: No change.

Impact: It will be easier to get to REC.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Tuesday, 25 January 2011 14:54:15 UTC

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