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Re: URI and escape mechanism

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 06:45:14 +0200
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Cc: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>, <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <eo2qiuslffflme5vno5dd9oethflb0mqum@4ax.com>

* Karl Dubost wrote:
>At 0:47 +0100 2002-07-11, Nick Kew wrote:
>>On Wed, 10 Jul 2002, Karl Dubost wrote:

>>The validator is validating markup.  The fact that "/" is reserved
>>in URI (perfectly legal, but reserved) has no bearing on the
>>validity of the HTML.

If it was not perfectly legal, it would have that influence, but the
Validator would not notice. XML Schema based XHTML Validation will do
a little better...

>Except that the validator on port 8001 do not react on a non-escape ampersand.
>In HTML 4.01
>"For example, to use the URI "http://host/?x=1&y=2" as a linking URI, 
>it must be written <A href="http://host/?x=1&#38;y=2"> or <A 

Did you try that case?

>For the "/" is another problem as you said. But it could be a warning.

It would be very misleading to a lot of people. If escaping is
necessary, they will notice, since the link would not work as
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