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From Mindaugas Žakšauskas <min...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Semicolon URI encoding and RFC
Date Wed, 11 May 2011 13:53:13 GMT
Christopher Schultz> So, you want to /only/ escape those entities that
are /absolutely
Christopher Schultz> required/ to be escaped?

Yes.

Christopher Schultz> I'm not sure anyone really cares what URLs look
like, do they?
Konstantin Kolinko> readability? nobody reads the HTML source

Search engine bots do [1]. Some people (especially those who care
about SEO) do. This code is written for a CMS and I want to make sure
I won't get any customers coming back to me in a year asking to fix it
again - after me spending days reading RFCs and asking people on the
forums.

Christopher Schultz> And if they do, why not change them so this escaping thing
Christopher Schultz> isn't necessary?

I can't. This is a CMS where people can create pages having arbitrary
characters. And the system needs to print links to these pages in e.g.
pre-packaged site map component.

Regards,
Mindaugas

1. http://lmgtfy.com/?q=search+friendly+uri

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