[whatwg] Web Addresses vs Legacy Extended IRI

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Mon Mar 23 04:50:46 PDT 2009

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>>>> The issue is that it's *not* the same thing.
>>> Well, no, not exactly. But they perform essentially the same task, 
>>> modulo a few characters. And since one is a superset of the other (as 
>>> long as URL encoding is UTF-8) I don't see a point in having both.
>> Well, then let's just agree that we disagree on that.
> I would still be interested in hearing your point. Is it whitespace?

...and other characters that are not allowed in URIs and IRIs, such as 
"{" and "}" (which therefore can be used as delimiters).

BR, Julian

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