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RE: IRIs and XLink/XPointer spec

From: Jonathan Marsh <jmarsh@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 13:26:05 -0800
Message-ID: <330564469BFEC046B84E591EB3D4D59C08ABB704@red-msg-08.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "John Cowan" <jcowan@reutershealth.com>, "Martin Duerst" <duerst@w3.org>
Cc: <w3c-xml-linking-wg@w3.org>, <www-international@w3.org>, "Michel Suignard" <michelsu@microsoft.com>

Was it not you, John, that recently supported SPACE as a legacy common
in HTML href attributes?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Cowan [mailto:jcowan@reutershealth.com]
> Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 10:19 PM
> To: Martin Duerst
> Cc: w3c-xml-linking-wg@w3.org; www-international@w3.org; Michel
Suignard
> Subject: Re: IRIs and XLink/XPointer spec
> 
> 
> Martin Duerst scripsit:
> 
> > I would like to invite you to www-international@w3.org (a publicly
> > archived list, crossposted) to express your input on why
> > IRIs should include the above characters (<, >, {, }, |, \, ^, `,
> > and SPACE), or to tell us that you would be fine with a change
> > back to excluding these characters.
> 
> Speaking for myself only, I'd like to see IRIs allowed to contain all
of
> these directly except SPACE.  I think the issues with the others (ISO
646
> variants, bad EBCDIC translation tables) have more or less gone away
now.
> 
> Perhaps < and > should still be kept out for the sake of using them as
> delimiters; I don't feel strongly about it one way or the other.
> 
> I think SPACE in IRIs (as opposed to %20) is a bogon, and shouldn't be
> allowed, the xpointer() scheme notwithstanding.  The other schemes do
> not require it.
> 
> --
> John Cowan    http://www.ccil.org/~cowan   <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
>     "Any legal document draws most of its meaning from context.  A
> telegram
>     that says 'SELL HUNDRED THOUSAND SHARES IBM SHORT' (only 190 bits
in
>     5-bit Baudot code plus appropriate headers) is as good a legal
> document
>     as any, even sans digital signature." --me
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