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RE: href element interpretation

From: Jim Whitehead <ejw@ics.uci.edu>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 1999 16:59:58 -0700
To: w3c-dist-auth <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NDBBIKLAGLCOPGKGADOJAEEGCGAA.ejw@ics.uci.edu>
Our original intent was to use the algorithm described in Section 5.1
"Establishing a Base URI" of RFC 2376 ("Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI):
Generic Syntax") <http://www.ics.uci.edu/pub/ietf/uri/rfc2396.txt>.  In
particular, the language in Section 5.1.3, "Base URI from the Retrieval URI"
applies most to WebDAV.

Or, in short, I agree with your interpretation. :-)

- Jim

>
> Please can someone confirm that when a server responds with an <href>
> element (RFC2518 section 12.3) containing a relative URI, the
> base URI will
> always be the retrieval URI (RFC 2396 section 5.1.3) (i.e. the
> Request-URI).
>
> All the examples in RFC2518 seem to return absolute-URIs.
>
> Thanks
> Tim
>
Received on Thursday, 7 October 1999 20:00:27 GMT

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