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Re: [whatwg] New URL Standard from Anne van Kesteren on 2012-09-24 (public-whatwg-archive@w3.org from September 2012)

From: Jan Algermissen <jan.algermissen@nordsc.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 00:04:42 +0200
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com>, Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>, URI <uri@w3.org>, IETF Discussion <ietf@ietf.org>, mnot@mnot.net
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To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Ian,

On Oct 22, 2012, at 11:46 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:

>> "" is not a URL.
> 
> Whether it's a valid URL 

the question if not whether an empty string is a valid URI.

The point is that what you and Anne are addressing is parsing of URI *References* not URIs.

Roy, IIUC, meant that "" is a URI *reference* - it is not a valid or invalid URI.

This is why any references to fixing or aligning URI syntax with reality is besides the point and not neccessary. All that you (we) deal with is URI references and how to parse them to yield valid URIs.


Jan
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