Re: Is this use of BASE kosher?

Larry Masinter (
Mon, 31 Jul 95 15:16:21 EDT

> The key question is whether or not URIs that appear in HTML are in their
> encoded or unencoded form.

There is no 'unencoded form' for URLs. That is, URLs have a common
method for encoding octets within certain components, but removing
the encoding doesn't leave you with a URL. (Consider those URLs that
encode "/" as "%2F" to avoid having the / treated as a hierarchical
demarkation, for example.)