[whatwg] [wf2] type="url"

Mikko Rantalainen mikko.rantalainen at peda.net
Mon Mar 21 07:36:26 PST 2005

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Sun, 13 Feb 2005, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>>After thinking about it. Having |type="url"| instead of |type="uri"| or
>>|type="iri"| might not be so bad.
> type="url" will get me lynched by standards purists.
> type="iri" will get me lynched by confused authors.
> type="uri" is a compromise.

I think pretty much anybody that could use the feature has some idea 
what "url" means. They don't know that "mailto:user at domain.com" 
isn't url but that doesn't matter a little bit. I'd rather take 
"iri" as it clearly defines how the identifier should be encoded 
(urlencode()d UTF-8 string). Using "uri" as a compromise results to 
confused authors (who don't regognise the abbreviation) and confused 
purists (who cannot agree on encoding as uri spec doesn't define 
one, AFAIR).


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