[whatwg] handler URI escaping in 4.5.1 appears to be different from encodeURIComponent

Dan Mosedale dmose at mozilla.org
Wed Sep 26 17:15:26 PDT 2007

The escaping specified in 
<http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#custom-handlers> is 
slightly different than the escaping done by encodeURIComponent (as 
described at 
Specifically, encodeURIComponent is documented as not escaping:

    ! * ' ( )

characters, whereas the spec seems to want these characters to be 
escaped.  Is this intentional?  If so, what's the motivation?


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