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Re: [whatwg] The <pic> element

From: Anselm Hannemann Web Development <info@anselm-hannemann.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2012 08:05:23 +0200
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To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: "whatwg@whatwg.org" <whatwg@whatwg.org>
Am 01.06.2012 um 21:01 schrieb Julian Reschke:

> On 2012-06-01 20:24, Kornel LesiƄski wrote:
>> ...
>>>> If there are commas or backslashes in the URL they must be escaped with `\`.
>>> This is another problem why I would separate the diff. srces.
>>> Escaping an URL is not something that should be necessary in HTML I think.
>> 
>> I agree, it's ugly, but otherwise you get ambiguous syntax for entries without descriptor or media query.
>> 
>> I thought about specifying some magic, like ignoring trailing comma in URL, but all such magical solutions have surprising edge cases. Explicit escaping is at least easy to comprehend.
>> ...
> 
> An alternative is to pick different delimiters. See, for instance, <http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2295#section-8.3>.
> Best regards, Julian


I also would like to see another delimiting syntax which is clearer. What about JSON-syntax or just " | "?
I mean a backslash is not that common in a URL but commas are more and more and you all know that escaping is no fun.
So we should really try to avoid this.

-Anselm
Received on Monday, 4 June 2012 06:05:53 UTC

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