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Re: Clarifying the URL Standard goals

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:26:45 +0100
Message-ID: <509BA505.8010208@gmx.de>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
CC: "Martin J. Dürst" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, uri@w3.org, public-iri@w3.org
On 2012-11-08 12:52, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> ...
>> What do you mean by "a query with a lone "%" can be the output of the
>> parser"? Does that mean that it is sent as such to the server? What do
>> servers do with it? Would it hurt to escape it to %25? Or is that done in a
>> later stage?
>
> Servers appear to not pay much attention to it. http://www.w3.org/?%
> is an example. Escaping it to %25 seems dangerous compatibility wise.
 > ...

That's something we should test (and potentially eliminate) instead of 
making it mandatory.

 > ...

Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 8 November 2012 12:27:17 UTC

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