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Re: Fwd: Re: HRRIs, IRIs, etc

From: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 01:37:42 +0000
To: Addison Phillips <addison@yahoo-inc.com>
Cc: "Grosso, Paul" <pgrosso@ptc.com>, Martin Duerst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, public-iri@w3.org, www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org, public-xml-core-wg@w3.org, public-i18n-core@w3.org
Message-ID: <20070620214231.GW12168@mercury.ccil.org>

Addison Phillips scripsit:

> I'm concerned about this discussion. I note that it has been a long 
> standing (perhaps mythological) belief by many of us in the 
> internationalization activity that XLink, XML Base, et al, represented 
> an instance of IRI. 

It's always been true that random ASCII characters that are forbidden
in URI/IRIs have "worked" in XML system identifiers, as well as the
other things derived from it.  That didn't turn out to be what IRIs
are -- they have the same restrictions within the ASCII repertoire
as IRIs.

This is quite independent of the status of SPACE.

John Cowan  cowan@ccil.org  http://ccil.org/~cowan
And now here I was, in a country where a right to say how the country should
be governed was restricted to six persons in each thousand of its population.
For the nine hundred and ninety-four to express dissatisfaction with the
regnant system and propose to change it, would have made the whole six
shudder as one man, it would have been so disloyal, so dishonorable, such
putrid black treason.  --Mark Twain's Connecticut Yankee
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