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CURIE/suffix URI ambiguity

From: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2007 09:54:27 -0500
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
Message-ID: <20070309145427.GA25396@mercury.ccil.org>

The Curie Syntax document should warn that CURIEs that match
the RFC 3987 production named "IP-literal" may be mistaken
for suffix references (see RFC 3986 section 4.5) by permissive
URI parsers.  For example, "[dead::beef]" is a valid CURIE,
but also a valid URI authority-part in the form of an IPv6 address.

Alternatively, the ambiguity (which does not affect either absolute
URIs or relative references) could be disposed of by forbidding
colons in CURIE suffixes.

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