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Re: Empty URI & URI references

From: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2006 10:08:55 -0500
To: Frans Englich <fenglich@trolltech.com>
Cc: uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <20061219150854.GA16599@ccil.org>

Frans Englich scripsit:

> * RFC 2396, C.2. Abnormal Examples
> * RFC 2396, 4.2. Same-document References

Your difficulty is that you are working with RFC 2396 instead of its
replacement RFC 3986.  In 2396, there is no syntactic definition of
what a URI is; in 3986, there is (roughly an absolute URI with or
without a fragment identifier).

> If I'm going to take a shot, I'd say that empty URIs are invalid,
> but empty URI references are valid.

Exactly so.

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