[whatwg] Resolving a URL
ian at hixie.ch
Sat Jan 31 23:41:47 PST 2009
On Sun, 28 Dec 2008, Geoffrey Sneddon wrote:
> Step 3 is (currently) "If encoding is UTF-16, then change it to UTF-8.".
> Does this mean we literally change just "encoding" to UTF-16, and leave
> "url" verbatim, or are we meant to change "url" to UTF-8 too? This is
> currently ambiguous. Not changing "url" will cause issues later in a
> UTF-16 document.
I don't understand what it would mean for "url" to change to UTF-16. "url"
is a sequence of characters at this point, it has no encoding.
> Step 12 replaces \ with /. IIRC WebKit does this for all URLs, not just
> those with a "server-based naming authority" (what's that anyway?).
My testing suggests it doesn't:
See the URI specs for details.
> Also, earlier in the "Resolving URLs" section, there should probably be
> a ref. to XMLBASE.
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