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Re: xmlbase error1

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 17:07:50 +0000
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To: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Cc: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, w3c-rdfcore-wg <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
At 12:06 PM 3/13/02 +0000, Dave Beckett wrote:
>Isn't this implying (since it is an error case) that RDF applications
>have to validate URI-refs or at least know some non-hierarchical uri
>schemes.  I understand RDF apps need to do relative URI resolution
>but until the xmlbase test cases, we never checked that they worked
>We seem to be sort-of generating test cases for other specifications
>(RFC 2396, xml base) which we generally shouldn't be doing :)

IIRC, RFC 2396 is crafted so that the non-hierarchical schemes can be 
detected syntactically;  i.e. the base URI doesn't start with a "/" 
immediately following the schema name.  If the scheme name is followed 
immediately by a '/' then it's hierarchical.


Graham Klyne
Received on Wednesday, 13 March 2002 12:07:53 UTC

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