[whatwg] handler URI escaping in 4.5.1 appears to be different from encodeURIComponent
ian at hixie.ch
Mon Aug 4 23:02:25 PDT 2008
On Wed, 26 Sep 2007, Dan Mosedale wrote:
> 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?
The spec was changed recently to just require that things that can't be in
the <query> component of a URI be escaped, instead of saying everything
must be escaped. Is that ok?
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