From: Simon Willison (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Sep 03 2002 - 23:18:54 BST
At 23:15 03/09/2002 +0100, Stuart Langridge wrote:
>Simon Willison spoo'd forth:
> >> > http://[*].incutio.com/[*]
> >>I'm unclear as to why we need the square brackets? Why not just *, as
> >>in filename globbing?
> > Because * is a valid part of a URL - it's used on sites like
> > www.archive.org. [ and ] aren't allowed in URLs (as far as I can tell),
> > * is the standard wildcard character for globbing, so I combined the two.
>Oh yeah. I though to myself, why not just a *, you can't have them in
>HOw about just using a * and forcing users to escape actual * in the
>URL? I mean, virtually no-one uses it, and you could put it in the FAQ
>("What if there's actually a * in my URL? You must escape it as %2A.")
Hmm... could do. I think the [*] format is simpler at the end of the day
though. besides which, something like this:
isn't as instantly obvious to the naked eye as:
Anyone else got any thoughts?
-- Web Developer, www.incutio.com Weblog: http://www.bath.ac.uk/~cs1spw/blog/
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