[Users] [Bug 4034] URLs with square brackets are shortened

Michael Rasmussen mir at miras.org
Sun Jun 10 14:27:15 CEST 2018

On Sun, 10 Jun 2018 13:47:24 +0200
Michal Suchánek <msuchanek at suse.de> wrote:

> The basic rule of the internet protocol processing should be "Be strict
> in what you send and be lenient in what you accept." Hence for
> compatibility with existing systems you should accept square brackets
> as part of the URL. If you want to be super correct you can encode
> them in the URL you pass over to the web browser. Seems to work with
> the Frankfurt site all right. 
Lenient/liberal in what you accept does not imply accepting things
which is specifically mentioned 'must or may not' in the protocol
because then hole point of specifying a protocol is worthless.

Lenient/liberal means, in my book, tolerate input which violates what is termed 'should not'.

Michael Rasmussen

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