[whatwg] [URL] Starting work on a URL spec

Adam Barth w3c at adambarth.com
Fri Jul 23 12:11:35 PDT 2010

I've begun working on a specification for how browsers process URLs:


The repository is currently empty, but I'll be adding the basic
skeleton over the next few weeks.  My intention is to triangulate
between how IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera process URLs to
find an algorithm that is both compatible with the web and moderately

Please let me know if you know of any public URL parsing test suites.
My main starting point will be the WebKit URL parsing test suite,


which was adapted from the GURL parsing library.


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