[whatwg] HTML5 and URI Templates

James M Snell jasnell at gmail.com
Fri Dec 21 22:27:49 PST 2007

FYI... I've put together a quick prototype example [1] of a html form
using a URI Template [2].  The processing of the template is performed
in the onsubmit event of the form.

- James

[1] http://www.snellspace.com/wp/?p=832
[2] http://www.snellspace.com/wp/?p=831

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Mon, 17 Dec 2007, Julian Reschke wrote:
>>> The HTML4 WG had this position about HTML as well. This position is 
>>> what makes interoperability suffer, browser vendors having to spend 
>>> lots of resources reverse engineering each other, and the resulting de 
>>> facto error handling being suboptimal (hard to make extensions, for 
>>> instance).
>> Because URIs are just a syntactical construct. If there are common 
>> requirements for *user agents* how to handle things that aren't URIs but 
>> should have been, specify them for these user agents. For instance, why 
>> should RDF or XMLNS care about what *browsers* do with broken 
>> identifiers?
> That's pretty much the attitude that led to HTML5 needing to redefine as 
> much as it does. But I guess we can always add URI processing to HTML5 as 
> well while we're at it. If people want to send feedback on what they would 
> have liked the URI spec to say, I can put it into the HTML5 spec in due 
> course.

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