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

Brett Zamir brettz9 at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 23 22:50:17 PDT 2010

  On 7/24/2010 12:02 PM, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> On 7/23/10 11:59 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
>> Is that URLs as values of attributes in HTML or is that URLs as pasted
>> into the address bar? I believe their processing differs...
> It certainly does in Firefox (the latter have a lot more fixup done to 
> them, and there are also differences in terms of how character 
> encodings are handled).
> I would be particularly interested in data on this last, across 
> different browsers, operating systems, and locales...  There seem to 
> be servers out there expecting their URIs in UTF-8 and others 
> expecting them in ISO-8859-1, and it's not clear to me how to make 
> things work with them all.

Seems to me that if they are not in UTF-8, they should be treated as 
bugs, even if that is not a de jure standard.


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