[whatwg] URL standard: Query string parsing; host parsing

Anne van Kesteren annevk at annevk.nl
Wed Mar 13 14:13:19 PDT 2013

On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 8:43 PM, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi at gmx.net> wrote:
> * Boris Zbarsky wrote:
>>If you assume that this is a hierarchical scheme and that the hierarchy
>>is in some particular place, no?  Why is that assumption being made?
> Turning relative references into absolute ones is a generic operation
> that works the same for all schemes, as far as RFC 1808 (published in
> 1995) and its successors are concerned.

That's in part why I wrote http://url.spec.whatwg.org/ as
implementations do not do that. E.g. http:test resolves to
http://test/ if base URL's scheme is not http.

It does not cover jar: at the moment though as that's not supported by everyone.


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