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[whatwg] Conformance requirements for IRIs

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 21:53:27 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0806272152360.17498@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Mon, 17 Apr 2006, Henri Sivonen wrote:
>
> In WA 1.0 and WF 2.0 some values are required to be IRIs and some values 
> are required to be IRI references. I'm confused about what exactly this 
> means in terms of conformance checking. (WF 2.0 does say something about 
> processing in a browser, though.) [...]
> 
> I'd appreciate some guidance on which enforcement options to use. (E.g. 
> should knowledge of the http scheme used? Should security issues be 
> flagged as non-conforming? Should "SHOULD" violations be flagged as 
> non-conforming? Etc.)

I've tried to make this clear in the spec, but to some extent what's valid 
or not is out of scope of HTML5 itself. What can I do to help more?

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