Re: A very preliminary draft of a URL spec

On 13 May 2013 05:34, Charles McCathie Nevile <> wrote:

> Hi,
> to close ACTION-693 I scribbled some stuff into a very preliminary draft
> of a URL spec:
> <**webapps/raw-file/81f24bfc5970/**url/url.html<>
> >
> In the end I didn't copy Anne's spec beyond believeing him about some
> Unicode points when I was offline.
> So far I have done nothing at all about an API, and am waiting for some
> formal confirmation from people who implement stuff that they would like to
> standardise an API for dealing with URLs. It seems to be a common task,
> judging from the number of people who seem to have some scrap of code lying
> around for it, so I expect to hear people say "Yes, great idea" - although
> I have been surprised before.
> As the more astute (read " people who look at the spec for a few seconds
> with at least some level of attention") will notice, this needs work. I
> would be very pleased to receive comments that help clarify things the spec
> gets wrong, doesn't specify, or doesn't explain clearly.
> I hope there will be a bugzilla component really very soon, but I
> neglected to request one so far. If Mike happens to be reading, I'd be
> grateful for him to do the magic before I get around to writing the
> request. In the meantime I guess you should just reply to the thread...
> And no, it doesn't use futures. Sorry. At some point I will come back with
> the answer to a request for a way to change that.

+1 Chaals, I welcome this effort

It's tempting (especially on the whatwg ML) to think that the browser is
the web.  But the URL is used in many contexts in and outside the browser.

Please do post the link to the issue tracker when it's up, and hopefully a
some of us on WHATGW can help you and Anne in creating a stable and up to
date home for this important work.

> cheers
> Chaals
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