[whatwg] HTML5 and URI Templates

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Sun Dec 16 10:34:56 PST 2007

On Dec 16, 2007, at 7:36 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> Geoffrey Sneddon wrote:
>> change their meaning, breaking the sites, specs be damned. If RFC  
>> 3986 defined what to do with non-conformant URIs, we wouldn't have  
>> this issue.
> Oh well. Are you really believing this?
> RFC2396 and RFC3986 define what a URI is. They do not and don't need  
> to say anything about things which aren't URIs.

It's been well known for some time that the URI and IRI RFCs do not  
correctly or sufficiently describe the way user agents must process  
URIs for compatibility with the Web. This is a bug in the RFCs.


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