[whatwg] New URL Standard

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Sep 24 17:23:21 PDT 2012

On Mon, 24 Sep 2012, David Sheets wrote:
> Is there an issue with defining WHATWG-URL syntax as a grammar extension 
> to the URI syntax in RFC3986?

In general, BNF isn't very useful for defining the parsing rules when you 
also need to handle non-conforming content in a correct manner. Really it 
is only useful for saying whether or not content is conforming.

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