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3 points by zck 186 days ago | link | parent

This does seem like a weird bug -- but what's the use case? I don't think the url spec (http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc3986.html) actually allows them there.

Is it used to figure out how much to auto link, for example, in a comment in HN or this very forum? That's certainly a valid usecase.