[rfc-i] Angle brackets around URIs/IRIs (was: Call for Review of draft-iab-styleguide-01.txt, "RFC Style Guide")

"Martin J. Dürst" duerst at it.aoyama.ac.jp
Wed Mar 26 21:51:06 PDT 2014


On 2014/03/26 07:15, Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor) wrote:

>> In 3.2, the rule for angle brackets around URIs is over-broad and
>> could be dangerous. It should be changed to "Angle brackets are
>> strongly recommended around URIs that are used as external
>> references".
>>
>
> My understanding is that RFC 3986 and the W3C's URL spec both recommend
> the use of angle brackets, but I am ok with the rewording.

Recommended, yes, but not followed that widely because URIs can easily 
stand on their own or be delimited in other ways (spaces, quotes,...).

Regards,   Martin.


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