Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#104 closed defect (fixed)

Characters are still excluded from URIs

Reported by: masinter@… Owned by: duerst@…
Priority: trivial Milestone:
Component: 3987bis Version:
Severity: - Keywords:
Cc:

Description

From Frank Ellermann <hmdmhdfmhdjmzdtjmzdtzktdkztdjz@…>

  • In section 6 please replace one string of weasel words: "These characters originally have been excluded from URIs". These characters still are excluded from URIs, i.e., STD 66 does not list them anywhere as permitted

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by duerst@…

The text currently says:

Unwise characters "\" (U+005C), "" (U+005E), "`"
(U+0060), "{" (U+007B), "|" (U+007C), and "}" (U+007D): These
characters originally have been excluded from URIs because the
respective codepoints are assigned to different graphic characters in
some 7-bit or 8-bit encoding.

The intent of the text was to point out the original reason for these character's exclusion, not to say anything about whether they are excluded or not. But the above sentence may be read differently as pointed out by Frank. What about changing it to:

"These
characters are excluded from URIs because originally the
respective codepoints were assigned to different graphic characters in
some 7-bit or 8-bit encoding."

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by masinter@…

  • Owner changed from draft-ietf-iri-3987bis@… to duerst@…

on 12/27 editor meeting, I wrote:

<t>Unwise characters "\" (U+005C), "" (U+005E), "`"
(U+0060), "{" (U+007B), "|" (U+007C), and "}" (U+007D): These
characters are excluded from URIs; they were unwise for reasons
including the possibility that respective codepoints were assigned
to different graphic characters in some 7-bit or 8-bit encodings.

Some of these characters are still occasionally displayed differently on some
systems, even those that use Unicode; for example
U+005C may appear as a Japanese Yen symbol on some
systems. Also, as were not allowed in URIs, some systems
developed contexts where these characters are used as
delimiters for other purposes.

but we didn't finish and it looked like we should look at this again after martin restores the LEIRI context from before we started to hack in the web address processing.

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by masinter@…

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In reverting back to talking only about LEIRI, the text in question was removed.

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