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Re: Literal slashes in javascript: IRIs

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2007 21:16:46 +0100
Message-ID: <4747352E.4060603@gmx.de>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
CC: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>

Henri Sivonen wrote:
> ...
> That's one possibility, but it would be much more useful if the specs 
> for IRIs/URIs actually suited the original and most common use case--use 
> in HTML href attributes--without definitional preprocessing gymnastics.
> ...

I'd say that the specs are just fine; they just do not work well for 
something that pretends to be a URI but isn't.

The way "javascript:" is used inside HTML hrefs has *nothing* to do with 
resource identification.

The most honest way to go forward would be just to acknowledge this, and 
to document it in HTML5.

BR, Julian
Received on Friday, 23 November 2007 20:17:07 UTC

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