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Re: Proposition on advanced URL features (Request for comments)

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@avron.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 1995 19:43:01 -0800
To: James Whitescarver <jim@eies.njit.edu>
Cc: tm@rasips1.rasip.etf.hr, uri@bunyip.com, www-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <9511281943.aa24455@paris.ics.uci.edu>
> 1.  The use of ## for special anchors seems reasonable.

Use of more than one "#" character is illegal and not desirable
in the current URI syntax.

We have discussed this same topic many times on the www-talk and uri
lists, and the conclusion is always the same:

   1) fragment identifiers are dependent on the media type of the
      entity retrieved;

   2) fragment identifier syntax should be registered with the media
      type registration;

   3) the "=" character should be used as an indicator for a non-name
      syntax, as in

          #name        (as in current HTML use)

The only thing that prevents this right now is the uncertainty about
how to register this along with a media type, and some volunteer to
look at all the current media types and define a list of appropriate
ones for the initial registry.

 ...Roy T. Fielding
    Department of Information & Computer Science    (fielding@ics.uci.edu)
    University of California, Irvine, CA 92717-3425    fax:+1(714)824-4056
Received on Tuesday, 28 November 1995 22:44:16 UTC

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