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[whatwg] IE/Win treats backslashes in path as forward slashes

From: Michael A. Puls II <shadow2531@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 19:07:18 -0400
Message-ID: <6b9c91b20704111607k73672aabu249c599abe8142a8@mail.gmail.com>
On 4/11/07, Kornel Lesinski <kornel at osiolki.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Apr 2007 14:02:39 +0100, Geoffrey Sneddon
> <foolistbar at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > Looking through the spec again, there is nothing about backslashes in
> > URI's path being treated as a forward slash, behaviour needed for
> > compatibility for quite a few websites.
> I think it can be added.

If we're specifically talking about URIs that specify paths , then, \
-> / for handling of improperly-encoded URIs is good.

However, we can't specify this for all URIs (just saying). Flipping
raw backslashes (even though they should really be encoded) in <a
href="mailto:uridata"> for example, should not be done.

If we do specify this, we have to be more specific than "path" because
'path' does not necessarily mean URI.

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