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Web addresses feedback

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2009 00:21:12 +0000 (UTC)
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: www-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0906140000240.16244@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

Minor comments on Web Addresses:

In the "resolve a Web address" algorithm, steps 4-8 should be one step 
with multiple paragraphs.

Same with steps 10-13. (At least 10 and 11, because if the condition in 
step 11 is met, you can't complete step 10.)

Steps 17 and 18 should be one step too, since 18 right now is just an 
example for 17.

For step 8.b, do you know if we have tested whether in the case of a 
browsing context that was navigated to about:blank after having been 
elsewhere (as opposed to the about:blank used at the time of the browsing 
context's creation) the step still applies?

Also, I think Lachy may have already mentioned this, but we need to tweak 
the algorithm so that what are now step 14 doesn't affect non-ASCII 
characters (and steps 15 doesn't affect non-ASCII characters when the 
encoding is UTF-8) so that IRIs don't become URIs when resolving them. 
Otherwise, an absolute IRI can never be an absolute Web Address, which 
would be a problem for various definitions in HTML5.

For planning purposes, can you update me on the timeline you're expecting 
to follow for this draft?

I've stripped the URLs section from HTML5, but I don't really have a good 
place to point to yet as far as I can tell. If there's a permanent URL for 
the draft, please let me know so I can use it in the references when I do 
that (probably in August).

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