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Re: URI Comparisons: RFC 2616 vs. RDF

From: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2011 13:27:06 +0000
To: Peter DeVries <pete.devries@gmail.com>
Cc: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>, public-lod@w3.org
Message-ID: <20110122132706.1deb792a@miranda.g5n.co.uk>
On Tue, 18 Jan 2011 21:43:08 -0600
Peter DeVries <pete.devries@gmail.com> wrote:

> I have URI's where case is important only at the terminal identifier.
> (HTML URI's in this example)
> http://lod.taxonconcept.org/ses/v6n7p.html
> should be different than
> http://lod.taxonconcept.org/ses/v6N7p.html
> Am I correct in thinking that this is OK?

Yes, HTTP URIs are case-sensitive apart from the scheme (http), host
(lod.taxonconcept.org) and percent-escaped characters (e.g. %7e vs %7E).

Any URI canonicalisation tool that treats the above two URIs as the
same is plain broken.

Toby A Inkster
Received on Saturday, 22 January 2011 13:27:07 UTC

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