[whatwg] Proposal for improved handling of '#' inside of data URIs

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Sun Sep 11 02:09:11 PDT 2011

On 2011-09-11 04:51, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> ...
> I think you misunderstand my position. I'm weakly against the proposal
> in question; the strongest argument in favor of the proposal is that
> there is either a current or future deployed base of data: URIs that
> won't work without it but do work in either past browsers or some subset
> of future ones.
> Of course the simplest way to prevent the future URIs thing being a
> problem is for UAs that don't follow the URI spec here right now to fix
> that, but I haven't sensed much willingness to do that in the past, or
> earlier in this discussion. :(
> ...

+1 for trying to sanitize the parsing in Firefox.

Given the fact that this change made it into the release without any 
major uproar there might be a chance that other UAs might simply adopt it.

> Given the choice between converging on this proposal and the status quo
> in which UAs just do wildly different totally wacky things, I'd pick the
> proposal, I think....

If we can't get the perfect fix (UAs consistently doing what the spec 
says), then of course converging on something that is less broken than 
before may be good.

Best regards, Julian

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