[whatwg] New URL Standard
robin at w3.org
Tue Sep 25 04:48:11 PDT 2012
On 25/09/2012 01:07 , Glenn Maynard wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 12:30 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage at gmail.com>wrote:
>> I suggest just making it a map from String->[String]. You probably
>> want a little bit of magic - if the setter receives an array, replace
>> the current value with it; anything else, stringify then wrap in an
>> array and replace the current value. The getter should return an
>> empty array for non-existing params. You should be able to set .query
>> itself with an object, which empties out the map and then runs the
>> setter over all the items. Bam, every single methods is now obsolete.
> When should this API guarantee that it round-trips URLs cleanly (aside from
> quoting differences)? For example, maintaining order in "a=1&b=2&a=1", and
> representing things like "a=1&b" (no '=') and "a&&b" (no key at all).
And round-tripping using ; as the separator instead of &. I mention this
because I've seen actual production code (more than once) that relied on
this. I have no idea how common it is though. I'm guessing not too much,
but probably some since it was in HTML 4.01:
Of course another option is to just not parse that into key-value pairs
in the first place.
> By the way, it would also be nice for the query part of this API to be
> usable in isolation.
Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
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