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Re: URIEquivalence-15

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 10:41:11 -0400
To: <LMM@acm.org>
Cc: <www-tag@w3.org>, "'Martin Duerst'" <duerst@w3.org>
Message-ID: <87sn5e1sag.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ "Larry Masinter" <LMM@acm.org> was heard to say:
|> I'm now inclined to say that the right way to compare URIs is to turn
|> them into IRIs and test their lexicographic identity.
|
| There's no reliable way to turn URIs into IRIs -- it's only
| a heuristic. [2] only defines a reliable algorithm for turning
| an IRI into a URI.

Yes, closer reading reveals I should have read more closely :-)

Perhaps something along the lines of what the erratum[1] says an XML
processor is required to do is more appropriate. The exact algorithm
isn't really pressing, it's just that some mechanism is needed to
normalize some characters.

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

[1] http://www.w3.org/XML/xml-V10-2e-errata#E4

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