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From Stefan Hett <ste...@egosoft.com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] clean up release notes - pass 3
Date Wed, 01 Jun 2016 13:16:43 GMT
On 6/1/2016 1:57 PM, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 01, 2016 at 12:37:08PM +0200, Stefan Hett wrote:
>> So with the change we are
>> actually resolving problems for more standard compliant and also for older
>> browsers working on that page.
> Do you have any evidence of browsers not accepting that link?
>
> Based on what Daniel Stenberg wrote here:
> https://daniel.haxx.se/blog/2016/05/11/my-url-isnt-your-url/
> I would expect that most browsers will happily accept it.
>
I don't have any evidence here and I would agree with your assumption 
that most likely most tools/browsers would accept/handle the old/current 
id-reference. Still, I would not make the blunt (no offense intended) 
statement about proposing that ALL browsers/tools do so (in relation to 
that, see Daniel's statement/proof that not all browsers accept URLs 
with an indefinite amount of slashes as in "http://///////foo.bar" :-) - 
btw. I enjoyed reading his blog during my lunchbreak - thanks ;) ).

IMO it shouldn't also matter much whether there is such a browser/tool 
out there and it also shouldn't matter much how widespread that 
browser/tool would be. The mere point of violating the standard there 
should be what matters for making the decision here. The question is 
just how much weight does that argument (violating the XHTML/HTML4.x 
standard) carry compared to the other arguments (aka: possibility to 
break existing links in the wild with the old/bad format).

I made my call here, but I can also fully understand if the rest of the 
world sees it different than I do. ;-)

-- 
Regards,
Stefan Hett


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