[whatwg] HTML5 and URI Templates

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Sun Dec 16 06:12:11 PST 2007

Henri Sivonen wrote:
> On Dec 16, 2007, at 05:28, James M Snell wrote:
>> The gist of the idea (which I believe may have been brought up before
>> but I'm not certain) is to allow the use of a URI Template in place of
>> the form element action attribute, and to use form elements to provide
>> the replacement values, e.g.
>> <form template="http://example.org{-prefix|/|foo}?bar={bar}"
>>      method="POST">
>>  Foo: <input name="foo" type="input" >
>>  Bar: <input name="bar" type="input">
>> </form>
> What's the backward-compatibility story of this feature? (Both behavior 
> of URI templates in legacy browsers and ensuring that existing content 
> doesn't use braces.)

Braces are not allowed in URIs (in case somebody forgot :-). That's 
exactly why URI Templates can use them.

BR, Julian

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