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Re: [widgets] Widgets URI scheme... it's baaaack!

From: Arve Bersvendsen <arveb@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 21:22:19 +0200
To: "Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: marcosc@opera.com, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.uucirh1nbyn2jm@galactica>
On Fri, 22 May 2009 20:21:56 +0200, Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org> wrote:

> I thought he had (somewhat grudgingly) accepted that way (the use of
> relative references) forward, as IIRC, the widget: scheme idea was
> dropped about that time.  Has some new requirement emerged since then
> that makes relative references an undesirable option?

The problem here is that no user agent implementation I am aware of uses  
'relative' URIs when resolving nodes.  If you provide <img  
src="foo/bar/baz.png" /> - they all compose an absolute URI from the  
string representing the relative URI, and expose that when you query for  
the attribute value, so putting my markup fragment into a document at the  
root of http://example.com/:

<img src="foo/bar/baz.png" />
// The following Outputs http://example.com/foo/bar/baz.png
Arve Bersvendsen

Opera Software ASA, http://www.opera.com/
Received on Friday, 22 May 2009 19:23:50 UTC

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