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Re: URI equivalence and query parameter sequence

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2011 23:28:08 +0200
To: "Darrel Miller" <darrel@tavis.ca>
Cc: <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5aqm17dn7jeq5rme9scofcl18k9cncubbr@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Darrel Miller wrote:
>To get to the point, I would like to know if the following two URIs can be
>considered equivalent.
>   http://example.org/location?x=34&y=67
>    http://example.org/location?y=67&x=34

They can be considered equivalent and they can be considered different.
If you make a crawler and find you have to aggressively weed out dupli-
cates, you might find it best to consider them equivalent. In other
cases you might find it best to consider them different. You may also
have specific knowledge about `example.org` that provides an answer.
Unlike for, say, the difference between "http:" and "HTTP:" there is no
generic specification that answers your question.
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