[whatwg] HTML5 and URI Templates

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Mon Dec 17 03:16:17 PST 2007

Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> 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.

For the record: I totally disagree. It's not the job of the URI and IRI 
RFCs to describe how a user agent has to handle things that do not 
conform to the RFC3986/3987 syntax.

On the other hand, if there's a problem with syntactically correct 
URIs/IRIs, please be more specific.

BR, Julian

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