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[Bug 912] Incorrectly stating error of unencoded URL

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Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 08:15:47 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=912

bjoern@hoehrmann.de changed:

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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
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------- Additional Comments From bjoern@hoehrmann.de  2004-10-12 08:15 -------
Sorry but it is irrelevant where this might appear or how it is used, HTML and 
XHTML have rules for when special characters need to be escaped, these need to 
be followed. These rules exist so that it is clear what you mean. Consider your 
example was

  http://goto&nbsp;

or

  http://goto<p>

Now, how should a browser know whether you mean &nbsp; / <p> or &amp;nbsp; / 
&lt;p&gt;? It cannot know, hence you need to escape the special characters to 
make this clear.

Also note that the Validator is not the right place to discuss such rules, the 
Validator just implements the rules defined by others, for HTML see the Status 
section of http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/ on how to send comments on the 
specification.



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