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Re: a/./b/../c

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 07:03:44 -0800
Message-ID: <3E5CD750.1080104@textuality.com>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>, uri@w3.org, "'Williams, Stuart'" <skw@hplb.hpl.hp.com>

Dan Connolly wrote:
> . and .. are only allowed as path segments
> in URI references, not in (absolute) URIs.

Well, I'm arguing that de facto, deployed software supports them in 
absolute URIs, processes them in exactly the same way as it does 
relative URIs, and that this feels more consistent and coherent than 
trying to rule them out of absolute URIs. -Tim
Received on Wednesday, 26 February 2003 10:04:15 GMT

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