[whatwg] Web Addresses vs Legacy Extended IRI

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Mon Mar 23 03:31:01 PDT 2009

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> I wasn't talking of "browser implementations of feeds", but feed 
>> readers in general.
> Well yes, and a subset of those is browser based. Besides that, most 
> feed readers handle HTML. Do you think they should have two separate URL 
> parsing functions?

Yes, absolutely.

>>>> Don't leak out workarounds into areas where they aren't needed.
>>>  I'm not convinced that having two ways of handling essentially the 
>>> same thing is good.
>> It's unavoidable, as the relaxed syntax doesn't work in many cases, 
>> for instance, when whitespace acts as a delimiter.
> Obviously you would first split on whitepace and then parse the URLs. 
> You can still use the same generic URL handling.

In which case IRI handling should be totally sufficient.

Best regards, Julian

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