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Re: ":" in pchar twice in latest draft

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 18:49:30 -0500
Message-Id: <4.2.0.58.J.20040211181808.042d5210@localhost>
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Mike Brown <mike@skew.org>
Cc: uri@w3.org

At 12:33 04/02/10 -0800, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

>On Tuesday, February 10, 2004, at 10:55  AM, Mike Brown wrote:
>>In the most recent update,
>>
>>  pchar         = unreserved / pct-encoded / sub-delims / ":" / "@"
>>
>>should be
>>
>>  pchar         = unreserved / pct-encoded / sub-delims / "@"
>>
>>because ":" is already in unreserved.
>
>I assume you meant to say that it is already in sub-delims (a mistake),
>so I fixed that.  Thanks,

It still appears in both gen-delims and sub-delims:
  gen-delims    = ":" / "/" / "?" / "#" / "[" / "]" / "@"
  sub-delims    = "!" / "$" / "&" / "'" / "(" / ")"
                / "*" / "+" / "," / ";" / "="
at http://gbiv.com/protocols/uri/rev-2002/rfc2396bis.html, which I
assume is the latest draft.

The only place gen-delims appears is in reserved.
sub-delims appears in userinfo (which previously had ":"),
reg-name (where I think it does not hurt), and pchar
(where it's also added literally, but it seems that I can
only see the version before the fix discussed above).
The best solution seems to remove it from gen-delims.

Because of userinfo, which always included ":", it should not
just be removed from sub-delims without at least adding it
back in to userinfo literally.


Regards,   Martin.
Received on Wednesday, 11 February 2004 18:49:56 UTC

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