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

Anne van Kesteren annevk at annevk.nl
Tue Oct 9 04:51:49 PDT 2012

On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 1:50 AM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Sat, 10 Sep 2011, Daniel Holbert wrote:
>> I'm writing with a proposal to improve the handling of "#" in data URIs.
>> I'm particularly looking for feedback from other browser vendors, but of
>> course feedback from others is welcome as well. [...]
> Anne has since tried to respec URL parsing in detail, with the work in
> progress being here:
>    http://url.spec.whatwg.org/
> I recommend checking that spec to see if it does what you want, and if
> not, working with Anne to see if it can be adjusted accordingly or if
> something else needs to happen.

This is not written down explicitly just yet, but for data URLs I
think we want the fragment to *not* be part of the actual resource,
but rather as an input to the resource so things like

data:text/html,<style>:target{background:lime}</style><p id=x>test#x

work. (Fails in Chrome, but works fine in Opera and Firefox already.)


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