[Bitcoin-development] Accepting broken QRcodes

Gary Rowe g.rowe at froot.co.uk
Mon Jul 16 08:52:34 UTC 2012

Is it worth having a few more people email Ben to ask him politely to fall
into line with the BIP? No point encouraging broken windows by not speaking

On 16 July 2012 09:16, Andreas Schildbach <andreas at schildbach.de> wrote:

> > I asked Ben to fix this (social networks don't parse QRcodes after
> > all), but after explaining that social networks don't parse URLs
> > without :// in them, he stopped responding to my emails. So I've gone
> > ahead and added support for reading these types of URLs to bitcoinj,
> > in the interests of "just works" interoperability.
> >
> > This mail is just a heads up in case anyone else wants to do the same
> > thing. Hopefully at some point, Ben will stop generating such QRcodes
> > and we can remove these hacks and get back to BIP compliance.
> The problem with this "accept everything even if broken" approach is
> that people will probably never fix the broken stuff. So we likely end
> up with a fragmented de-facto standard.
> That does not mean I am totally against accepting broken URLs, but there
> should be at least a promise that they will be fixed at the source.
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