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From Jacob Champion <champio...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: StrictURI in the wild [Was: Backporting HttpProtocolOptions survey]
Date Tue, 13 Sep 2016 19:25:00 GMT
On 09/13/2016 08:55 AM, William A Rowe Jr wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 9:19 PM, Eric Covener <covener@gmail.com
> <mailto:covener@gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     For others who might hit a maze of closed/duped bug reports this one
>     is active this year:
>     https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1064700
>     <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1064700>
>
>
> Makes for some disturbing reading... the amount of misinformation
> is truly mind-boggling (especially if you chase down the other reports.)
> Their aspirational goal of duplicating the mistakes of other the clients
> speaks for the wider UA community... sigh. Firefox since 'uncorrected'
> their originally correct handling of '[' and ']' to be equally out-of-spec.

One of the comments there points to

     https://url.spec.whatwg.org/

What is this? Is this the newest "there are a bunch of almost-right 
implementations so let's make yet another standard in the hopes that it 
won't make things worse"? Does anyone know the history behind this spec?

--Jacob

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