[sc34wg3] XTM 2.1, editors' draft

Lars Marius Garshol larsga at garshol.priv.no
Thu Nov 26 03:46:19 EST 2009

* Lars Heuer
> Well, I've forgotten, that I've added an issue regarding URLs which
> use "application/x-www-form-urlencoded":
> <http://projects.topicmapslab.de/issues/1631>

Actually, XTM is not silent on this, it just says we decode the %HH-encoded characters and don't do anything else. So implicitly it's saying that we don't transform "+" characters in any way.

I admit that if you'd asked me I'd probably have said that we do turn "+" into " ", but that's not what the spec says. And now that I look into it, neither does RFC 3986 nor XML Base or any other similar specs. So it seems that to be conformant with everyone else we shouldn't interpret the "+" in any way.

To me, clause 4.3.5 


seems pretty unambiguous on this point, so I'm not sure we need to actually touch the specs in any way, but I'm open to argument on this.

--Lars M.

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