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Re: Syntax Issues/Experience with RFC2396bis and abnf2re

From: Graham Klyne <gk@ninebynine.org>
Date: Thu, 08 May 2003 14:09:25 +0100
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To: Rob Cameron <cameron@cs.sfu.ca>, uri@w3.org

At 16:10 07/05/2003 -0700, Rob Cameron wrote:
>One other issue that I ran across in URI processing is that the
>grammar allows an absolute-URI to have an empty path
>(empty hier-part), meaning that http: and http:?x are
>acceptable absolute-URIs.

Yes, and there's one in actual use, viz dav:, which is used as a namespace 
URI by WebDAV [1].

[1] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2518.txt

(Not defending it, just commenting ;-)


Graham Klyne
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