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Re: updated internet draft: "URI Fragment Identifiers for the text/plain Media Type"

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@apache.org>
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2002 20:18:14 -0700
Cc: uri@w3.org, Jonathan Borden <jonathan@openhealth.org>, simonstl@simonstl.com
To: Erik Wilde <net.dret@dret.net>
Message-Id: <A45439A0-AB46-11D6-9F6D-000393753936@apache.org>

Please see

    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/uri/1997Oct/0043.html

I am adamently opposed to using ^ as an escape character when percent
escaping is more than sufficient for that purpose.  The carat isn't
even allowed by the URI syntax.

Use of balanced parentheses is a mistake.  A simple left-to-right
delimited syntax is easier to implement:

      fred#line=30;char=20-45

and then precent-escape ";" and "=" if needed as data.  Parser reuse
is a good thing.

....Roy
Received on Thursday, 8 August 2002 23:18:26 UTC

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