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Re: URI encoding URLs on the cmdline?

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke_at_gmx.de>
Date: 2004-06-06 15:22:08 CEST

Jim Correia wrote:

> ...
> The rule would have to be more strict than "you can use any character
> you want in a URI
> on the command line except for '%'". The rule would have to apply to all
> URI reserved characters, not just % since there is no way to know
> whether the author of the URI intended for the character to be escaped
> or not. In fact RFC 2396 says that one needs to consider URIs always
> escaped (2.4.2) for this very reason.

Correct. There's no such thing as an "unescaped" URI. If it needs
escaping, it's not yet a URI.

That being said, a mechanism to use *IRIs* probably would be useful
(even iff they'd need to be explicitly markes as IRI).

Julian

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