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Re: "semantics" of URI

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@apache.org>
Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2003 14:57:13 -0700
Cc: "Larry Masinter" <LMM@acm.org>, <uri@w3.org>
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@apache.org>
Message-Id: <D491C2B9-9869-11D7-A8A2-000393753936@apache.org>

I have changed

   Unreserved characters can be escaped without changing the semantics
   of a URI, but this should not be done unless the URI is being used
   in a context that does not allow the unescaped character to appear.

to

   Escaping unreserved characters in a URI does not change what resource 
is
   identified by that URI.  However, it may change the result of a
   URI comparison (section 6), potentially leading to
   less efficient actions by an application.  Therefore, unreserved
   characters should not be escaped unless the URI is being used in a
   context that does not allow the unescaped character to appear.

....Roy
Received on Friday, 6 June 2003 17:54:16 GMT

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