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Re: Concern with URI normalization text; proposed change

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2004 07:45:59 -0700
To: Graham Klyne <gk@ninebynine.org>
Cc: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, uri@w3.org
Message-id: <1EA05F0E-87D9-11D8-B0EF-000A95A51C9E@textuality.com>

On Apr 6, 2004, at 1:39 AM, Graham Klyne wrote:

> Hmmm... my concern is that the unqualified claim of "strictly avoiding 
> false positives" is also not factually true [1] and, if generic URI 
> processing software is developed on this basis, could lead to 
> incorrect results.  Is there another way to address this?

Hmm... I think that the goal of "strictly avoiding false positives" is 
indeed correctly stated.  To the extent that if there are practices 
that would result in software that "climbs the ladder" in good faith 
getting one, then those by definition are bad practices.  Today I'll 
dig up the latest draft and review

> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/uri/2004Feb/0094.html
>     (Look for "Section 6 (concern):")

and try to think of an improvement.  False positives on URI comparison 
would be very damaging to webcrawlers and caches and so on and should 
really be avoided. -Tim

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