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Re: Yaron.Redirect.NoRelative

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@kiwi.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2000 18:08:24 -0800
To: Yaron Goland <yarong@exchange.microsoft.com>
cc: "'w3c-dist-auth@w3.org'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <200002121808.aa27228@gremlin-relay.ics.uci.edu>
>Section 9 of the redirect spec allows for the use of relative URIs in the
>reftarget production. Relative URIs are an extremely dangerous feature that
>have caused havoc amongst system implementers.

That's b.s.  Relative URIs are trivial to implement and the only reason
that havoc occurs is because some HTML authoring tools try to be bugward
compatible with Mosaic 1.0.  Protocol engines have no such constraint.

Received on Saturday, 12 February 2000 21:08:27 UTC

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