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Re: [whatwg] New URL Standard

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 00:23:21 +0000 (UTC)
To: David Sheets <kosmo.zb@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1209250022110.1904@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
Cc: Alexandre Morgaut <Alexandre.Morgaut@4d.com>, whatwg <whatwg@whatwg.org>
On Mon, 24 Sep 2012, David Sheets wrote:
> 
> Is there an issue with defining WHATWG-URL syntax as a grammar extension 
> to the URI syntax in RFC3986?

In general, BNF isn't very useful for defining the parsing rules when you 
also need to handle non-conforming content in a correct manner. Really it 
is only useful for saying whether or not content is conforming.

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