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Re: "Web Address processing" (ABNF, processing proposal)

From: Erik van der Poel <erikv@google.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 07:13:05 -0800
Message-ID: <c07a32651002120713m1b6ed3eep141b14f842425ced@mail.gmail.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: "public-iri@w3.org" <public-iri@w3.org>
Hi Julian,

I believe specs should not only be written for content producers
(authors and authoring tool developers), but also for content
consumers, such as browser developers. So, yes, these specs are
needed. The question may be whether these items should be "moved" from
URL/URI/IRI to HTML5.

Erik

On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 4:51 AM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
> I'd really like to discuss whether we can collapse more of LEIRI and HREF
> into a single definition.
>
> - the ABNFs do not look different (yet)
>
> - preprocessing (dropping leading and trailing whitespace) IMHO doesn't need
> to part of the definition of the protocol element
>
> - preprocessing (stripping certain characters): is this really needed? Not
> convinced about that.
>
> This would leave us with:
>
> - special handling of non-ASCII characters in the query part
>
> ...which should me manageable.
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