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Re: [whatwg] New URL Standard

From: Alexandre Morgaut <Alexandre.Morgaut@4d.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 14:10:26 +0200
To: whatwg <whatwg@whatwg.org>
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On 25 sept. 2012, at 13:48, Robin Berjon wrote:

> On 25/09/2012 01:07 , Glenn Maynard wrote:
> And round-tripping using ; as the separator instead of &. I mention this
> because I've seen actual production code (more than once) that relied on
> this. I have no idea how common it is though. I'm guessing not too much,
> but probably some since it was in HTML 4.01:
>
>     http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/appendix/notes.html#h-B.2.2
>
> Of course another option is to just not parse that into key-value pairs
> in the first place.

Technically ";" might also be interpreted as part of the value
I think considering it as separator would introduce more problems that the ones it could resolve (my 2 cents)

>
>> By the way, it would also be nice for the query part of this API to be
>> usable in isolation.
>
> +1

The query part should still be accessible via the search property





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