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Re: Concern with URI normalization text; proposed change

From: <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2004 22:53:39 -0400
To: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Cc: uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040409025339.GE13184@skunk.reutershealth.com>

Larry Masinter scripsit:

> This shouldn't be legal, and if it is, it's a problem with the
> namespace recommendation, which should be updated to explicitly
> disallow using two different strings for namespace names that
> correspond to URIs that are, by the URI normalization rules,
> equivalent.

Too late.  2500 messages on xml-uri@w3.org established that we
can't change the interpretation of namespace names now.  They are only
reliably equivalent if they are byte-for-byte equivalent, and using
relative URIs as namespace names leads to undefined results.

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