[whatwg] Resolving a URL
bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Sun Feb 1 08:00:14 PST 2009
Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Sun, 28 Dec 2008, Geoffrey Sneddon wrote:
>> Step 12 replaces \ with /. IIRC WebKit does this for all URLs, not just
>> those with a "server-based naming authority" (what's that anyway?).
RFC 2396 section 3.2 (Authority Component) says:
Many URI schemes include a top hierarchical element for a naming
authority, such that the namespace defined by the remainder of the
URI is governed by that authority. This authority component is
typically defined by an Internet-based server or a scheme-specific
registry of naming authorities.
So this is talking about URLs whose authority component is defined by an
internet server (host + port, in practice).
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