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Re: non-hierarchical URIs and square brackets

From: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 13:00:51 +0100
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To: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>, uri@w3.org

At 14:35 19/06/03 -0400, Al Gilman wrote:

>At 05:45 AM 2003-06-19, Graham Klyne wrote:
>>or mid:, defined by RFC 2392, which is clearly non-hierarchical, but:
>>      mid-url       = "mid" ":" message-id [ "/" content-id ]
>>-- http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2392.html
>Please explain in what terms you find the 'mid' scheme to be "clearly 

I meant in the sense that it does not conform to the normal rules for 
hierarchical URIs;  e.g.

given a base URI:


and a URI-reference:


making an absolute URI from these parts using normal hierarchical URI rules 
would yield:


which isn't a valid mid: URI.


Graham Klyne
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