Proposal to drop double slashes from URL syntax

PJ vM pjvm742 at
Tue Feb 9 16:25:28 GMT 2021

> I want to propose to drop the double slashes from the gemini URL
> syntax.


One of the reasons Gemini uses URLs is because the URL syntax is a
*standard*. Gemtext allows linking to things that are accessible through
any other protocol for which there exists a URL scheme. In order for a
different-protocol link to be handled by a client for that protocol, it
is important that the link is a valid, standard URL. And it does not
make sense to use nonstandard fake URLs for gemini links and real URLs
for other protocols.


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