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Re: The Data Sanitization Plan

From: mark benedetto king <bking_at_inquira.com>
Date: 2002-06-27 15:17:48 CEST

On Thu, Jun 27, 2002 at 10:39:00AM +0200, Michael Wood wrote:
> Why should 0.9.9 do anything different with the above? Does it unescape
> the URLs on the address bar or something?

I think the behavior may be best described as "it shows the literal version
of the link that it followed".

I seem to have taken this discussion way off subject. I was only
trying to point out that protecting users from browser->cmdline pasting
is a battle that we cannot win.

Back to the original topic: If I read the RFCs correctly, URLs
cannot contain ' '. This means, to me, that the URL validator should
reject strings containing spaces (or other illegal sequences), yielding
the message "That is not a well-formed URL". I think this makes for
unambiguous encoding, and unsurprising behavior.


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