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RE: POWDER 2.1.3 review

From: Grosso, Paul <pgrosso@ptc.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009 13:44:55 -0400
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Cowan [mailto:cowan@ccil.org] 
> Sent: Wednesday, 2009 April 08 11:32
> To: Grosso, Paul
> Cc: public-xml-core-wg@w3.org
> Subject: POWDER 2.1.3 review
> Grosso, Paul scripsit:
> > ACTION to John:  Review section 2.1.3 of the POWDER spec at
> > 
> http://www.w3.org/2007/powder/Group/powder-grouping/20090309.h
> tml#canon
> I've looked at it.  This section describes an algorithm for 
> translating
> valid IRIs into other valid IRIs; for example, it downcases scheme and
> host names, decodes useless %-escapes, removes redundant port numbers,
> and so on.  It says nothing at all about strings that are not 
> IRIs.  If
> applied to a LEIRI that is not an IRI, such as 
> "http://example.com/5>3",
> the result would be "http://example.com/5>3", which is also 
> not an IRI.
> Therefore, I conclude That it is independent of the LEIRI 
> spec and that
> the LEIRI spec is not relevant here.
> This email discharges my formal action.


> HOWEVER, there is another problem.  One of the canonicalization rules
> of the algorithm says "+ characters in the query string are converted
> to spaces".  This rule transforms a valid IRI into an invalid one, as
> valid IRIs may not contain spaces.  I propose that we suggest to the
> POWDER WG that they reverse the rule to read "Space characters in the
> query string are converted to + characters" instead.
> I ask that this point be added to the agenda.

I note that the current Last Call at
is the third last call, so this may be a bit late (as far
as the powder wg is concerned), but it is a Last Call which
ends April 27, so we will need to be sure to deal with this
at our next telcon at the latest.

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