mart at degeneration.co.uk
Sun Apr 23 01:49:24 UTC 2006
Johannes Ernst wrote:
> So what about
> I'd think that having identity URLs of this kind would be bad style,
> but we can't exclude the possibility that somebody might do such a
> thing for some weird purpose we haven't thought of ...
> I guess we could:
> - insist on string comparison
> - order arguments alphabetically prior to string comparison
We could go on forever thinking up cases like this. I think the only
safe answer is to explicitly say that the URL must be
character-for-character identical, since anything else is just going to
be implemented inconsistently or not at all. It's better to have
something simple that works everywhere than an unpredictable mess.
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