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bug#22044: 24.4; url-expand.el and url-parse.el not conforming to RFC 39

From: Alain Schneble
Subject: bug#22044: 24.4; url-expand.el and url-parse.el not conforming to RFC 3986
Date: Sat, 26 Dec 2015 11:51:09 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4 (windows-nt)

John Wiegley <address@hidden> writes:

>>>>>> Alain Schneble <address@hidden> writes:
>> Thanks, great! I see nothing against backporting it to Emacs 25.1. But I
>> must be honest, I'm pretty new to Emacs and its hard for me to judge the
>> risks of doing so.
> At this point mainly ask yourself:
>   1. Would the change require new, or change existing, documentation or APIs?
>      If so, it should go to master.

The bugfix does not change any public interface.  And the documented
behavior is expected to remain the same.

>   2. If it corrects existing behavior, refines that behavior, or removes a
>      stumbling block, it should go to emacs-25.

It clearly corrects existing behavior and adds a bunch of new test
cases.  From that point of view, it shoud go to emacs-25.

> The length of time it takes to get emacs-25 fully ready should not be seen as
> an opening for "features that could get ready during that time". I haven't
> seen any attempts to commit such features, I just wanted to make this one
> point clear.

I see your point - thanks for clarifying this.  But as stated above, I
don't think it falls into this category of changes.



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