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Re: RFC 2822 email addresses in tag URIs

From: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2005 06:47:22 -0400
Message-ID: <4350DE3A.7050403@stickdog.com>
To: URI Interest Group <uri@w3.org>

Sandro Hawke wrote to the URI Interest Group’s mailing list
(<mailto:uri@w3.org>) on 13 October 2005 in “Re: RFC 2822 email
addresses in tag URIs” (<mid:20051013133745.E41134F121@homer.w3.org>,
<http://www.w3.org/mid/20051013133745.E41134F121@homer.w3.org>):

> My problem here is that tags are screamingly simple except for this 
> issue, which is so complex I don't understand it at all.

Is the issue internationalization? Is the issue the less-common address
formats? Both issues have emerged in this thread, and I believe that I
could explain both.

> And it's trivial to extend the syntax later.

According section 2.1 of the specification of the “tag” URI scheme,
“software that processes tags MUST NOT reject them on the grounds that
they are outside the syntax defined”. So we have good reason to believe
that it would be trivial to extend the syntax later.

> So why not handle these things in a later version, pushed by someone who 
> actually wants to use these possible new features?

That sounds fine to me. We can regard the current discussion as raising
issues for the future. I can wait if it means a well-specified extension.

-- 
Etan Wexler.
Received on Saturday, 15 October 2005 10:44:28 UTC

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