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Re: XML Base

From: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 11:15:51 +0000
To: Jan Grant <Jan.Grant@bristol.ac.uk>
cc: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, w3c-rdfcore-wg <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <14134.1016795751@tatooine.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>
>>>Jan Grant said:
> On Fri, 22 Mar 2002, Dave Beckett wrote:
> > I think resolving
> >   base URI "mailto:Jeremy_Carroll@hp.com"
> >   with URI "relfile"
> > will give
> >   URI "mailto:relfile"
> > not
> >   URI "mailto:/refile"
> >
> > because mailto is a non-hierachical URI scheme (does not start
> > mailto:/ so can be detected by apps).
> 
> Isn't there a canonical answer for this in the definition of the mailto:
> prefix? If not, this needs flagging up for TAG or appropriate body to
> find an answer to (even if it's "undefined") and the resolution of this
> changed to match.

  The mailto URL scheme
  ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc2368.txt

Does not mention how relative URIs are handled, however it remains a
non-hierarchical URI scheme (everything after the : is opaque) and
the above resolution I think is correct.

Dave
Received on Friday, 22 March 2002 06:19:06 EST

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