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RE: update RFC 2396

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 20:49:19 -1000
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To: <LMM@acm.org>, <uri@w3.org>
At 21:33 09/05/2002 -0700, Larry Masinter wrote:
> > Would there be an opportunity to introduce a URI form, similar to a
> > document reference, but which is in fact a URI reference and whose
> > interpretation is modified by xml:base.
>Procedurally, the goal is to produce a new document at
>the "Draft Standard" level. I don't think we can introduce
>new features at all, although it's possible to fix
>errors and correct for difficulties, the corrections
>allowable at Draft Standard level are usually those
>things allowable in widespread use.
>So the short answer is: no.

Fair enough.  Please forgive my ignorance of ietf process.

>The best way to propose a new feature is to write a
>separate document.
>We might need to acknowledge xml:base in the 'base URL'
>calculation, and possibly even propose an imaginary
>URL scheme for "this here document" for dealing with
>same document references, but I'd be uneasy about trying
>to create some new form which actually was intended
>to invoke a different calculation than what is currently

Thanks for that suggestion.  I need to read up on the constraints on URI 
definitions.  I'd want to make sure that a this: URI wouldn't violate any 
such constraints, like uniformity of meaning.

Received on Saturday, 11 May 2002 14:01:31 UTC

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