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Re: a few URI/href issues captured with test cases

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 19:34:36 +0200
To: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.uuai3ypx64w2qv@anne-van-kesterens-macbook.local>
On Thu, 21 May 2009 19:05:52 +0200, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>  
> I think when we discussed this last October, Larry and several others  
> (including myself...) pointed out that the additional complexity as  
> compared to IRIs (RFC3987) can easily be layered *above* IRI, mapping  
> HTML5-references to IRIs by just by stating:

Just for the record, around the same time I pointed out that this could  
not work because of Step 1b in section 3.1 of RFC 3987. This may or may  
not be a bug in RFC 3987, but it is most definitely an issue.

> 1) non-IRI characters found in the query part are encoded using the  
> document's character encoding, then percent-escaped (*)

In addition, for this to work you'd have to define how to get the "query  
part" first.

> [...]
> (*) Note that HTML5 considers only links with non-URI characters in the  
> query part as valid if the document's encoding is UTF-8/16 (as far as I  
> recall).

That is correct, yes.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Thursday, 21 May 2009 17:35:21 UTC

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