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Re: [Uri-review] ACTION-103 Follow up on the about: scheme Registration

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 15:48:12 -0800
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, uri-review@ietf.org, public-html <public-html@w3.org>, URI <uri@w3.org>
Message-Id: <E4068DAC-68B9-49EF-A08F-F68C352F5F94@gbiv.com>
To: Joseph Holsten <joseph@josephholsten.com>
On Feb 23, 2010, at 3:34 AM, Joseph Holsten wrote:
> Trouble is, I'm seriously confused as to whether about URIs can or can't have relative references. So far as I can tell, RFC 3986 4.4 says the handling of short same-document references (e.g. #SectionOne) is formally defined in 5.2.2. But D.2 says:

As Julian said, the "about" scheme has no choice in the matter.
Relative references exist.  RFC 3986 defines how to turn a relative
reference into an absolute reference, regardless of scheme.

You don't need to do or say anything about relative references
in a scheme specification other than to refer to RFC 3986.

....Roy
Received on Tuesday, 23 February 2010 23:48:44 GMT

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