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nonalpha chars in resource ids

From: Anselm Baird_Smith <abaird@www43.inria.fr>
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 08:10:18 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <199703050710.IAA03976@www43.inria.fr>
To: "Joseph M. Futrelle" <futrelle@ncsa.uiuc.edu>
Cc: www-jigsaw@w3.org
Joseph M. Futrelle writes:
 > We're trying to autogenerate resource identifiers from arbitrary text.
 > We tried URL-encoding the text, and discovered that characters like
 > + and % cannot be used in resource identifiers. Jigsaw behaves as if
 > the resource is indexed but not available (i.e. it shows up in a
 > directory listing but cannot be accessed or edited). This also happens
 > if you try to create a resource with a / in its name. This seems like
 > a bug; Jigsaw should refuse to both create *and* index the resource if
 > there's an unacceptable character in its identifier.
 > Should we just stick to alphanumeric characters, dashes, and underbars?
 > Or can the set of permissible characters in resource identifiers be
 > enlarged?

I would estimate that the correct behavior would be for resource
identifier to be properly URL encoded; my main problem with that one
is that I am not sure which places need to be changed, I'll put that
in my todo, and will try to fix it by next release.

Received on Wednesday, 5 March 1997 02:10:27 UTC

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