[Bitcoin-development] Accepting broken QRcodes

Wladimir laanwj at gmail.com
Mon Jul 16 09:02:46 UTC 2012


But is he the only one using the broken URLs? It was my impression that
they were widespread already.

Wladimir

On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 10:52 AM, Gary Rowe <g.rowe at froot.co.uk> wrote:

> 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
> out.
>
>
> 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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