RE: Testing URIs for equality

Fisher Mark <>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 1994 22:06:48 --100
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Subject: RE: Testing URIs for equality
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Two things:
1. I really hate to break existing code and/or documents; but
2. Special cases in code or data are the software engineer's nightmare.

It seems much simpler to allow everything to be escaped.  In that case, 
multiple escaping would be prohibited, so that:
is turned into:
but not then turned into " " (single blank).  The problem with this, of 
course, is -- how many servers and clients would this break?
Mark Fisher                            Thomson Consumer Electronics           Indianapolis, IN

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