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Decide on special characters to accept/reject #221

dreeves opened this Issue Jun 25, 2018 · 1 comment


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dreeves commented Jun 25, 2018

My Latest Arguments Against Slashes In Particular

  1. We may want slashes to have special meaning so we shouldn't allow them willy-nilly in the meantime and make a (bigger) backwards compatibility mess.
  2. Bots and humans try dropping stuff after slashes, like going up a directory. This would be a feature in the case of @chrisbutler's folders idea but is bad in the status quo.
  3. A related problem is that it's not obvious that URLs like and are treated as entirely distinct. Change those to and and it's more clear that the system won't try to do any magic to treat those as referring to the same underlying promise.

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dreeves commented Jun 26, 2018

In fact, I believe that if we did want to accept slashes we'd need to implement a solution like slash blindness:

@dreeves dreeves added this to TRIAGE in Jul 13, 2018

@dreeves dreeves moved this from TRIAGE to TODO in Jul 13, 2018

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