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Re: Draft [URL] reference update to informative text

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:03:12 +0200
Message-ID: <CADnb78hkCMdiHMDUX_TPn4FSDhb6f8HVnUcE0Y7kgTg1oheLbg@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Sheets <sheets@alum.mit.edu>
Cc: Yehuda Katz <wycats@gmail.com>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
On Fri, Oct 10, 2014 at 11:47 AM, David Sheets <sheets@alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> If you insist on calling a set of browsers the web platform, please
> include web servers, deployed software, and development libraries
> which also implement the standards you seek to achieve.
> I say this because there are been shockingly little discussion on this
> list regarding convergence of libraries or deployed systems.

It is exactly the URLs that servers emit, e.g. through Location, that
browsers need to deal with. We also know that curl/wget want to parse
URLs the same way as browsers precisely because of this phenomenon.
Yes, they are all intertwined and the parsing details leak.

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