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Re: draft-duerst-mailto-bis-05: Detailed review of '@' and '+'

From: Michael A. Puls II <shadow2531@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 17:48:06 -0400
To: "Bjoern Hoehrmann" <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.uqndigjy1ejg13@sandra-svwliu01>
On Tue, 10 Mar 2009 23:21:24 -0400, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net> wrote:

> * Michael A. Puls II wrote:
>> In an http URI, if I want to put '@' and '+' in an hfvalue,
>> I need to percent-encode them like this:
>> http://example.com/test.php?hfname=%40%2B
>
> The characters are reserved meaning that you risk changing the semantics
> by replacing them by the corresponding escape sequence

Thanks.

Yes, but in the case of the URI above, the purpose IS to change the meaning of '@' and '+' to be just data. If you don't encode them, it'd be like there's an out-of-place '@' (that was meant for the username:password part) and a '+' that represents a space.

Can you comment about '@' ad '+' in 'mailto:' URIs though?

-- 
Michael
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