W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org > July to September 2000

Re: Poll: Relative URIs and Strings in xmlns attributes

From: Joseph M. Reagle Jr. <reagle@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 11:49:56 -0400
Message-Id: <>
To: merlin <merlin@baltimore.ie>
Cc: "IETF/W3C XML-DSig WG" <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>
At 15:34 9/20/2000 +0100, merlin wrote:
>I could accept #1 if the spec provided a precise but
>simple pseudocode algorithm for determining whether
>a URI is relative or not. Are URIs always URLs?

This is an interesting point I hadn't considered, that #1 requires you to 
add code to determine if it is an absolute URI. The pseudo-code should be 
based on the absolute URI definition.

"To be defined, the name space node value must meet the following production 
rule from [URI, section 3]:
A namespace node value which does not meet this production rule is undefined 
-- and it consequently can not be canonicalized by this specification."

[URI] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2396.txt

Joseph Reagle Jr.
W3C Policy Analyst                mailto:reagle@w3.org
IETF/W3C XML-Signature Co-Chair   http://www.w3.org/People/Reagle/
Received on Wednesday, 20 September 2000 11:50:08 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 6 January 2015 21:21:34 UTC