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Re: URIEquivalence-15

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 08:18:21 -0700
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
To: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Message-Id: <57AB492C-5B84-11D6-8FB0-000A27836A68@mnot.net>

On Monday, April 29, 2002, at 06:59  AM, Norman Walsh wrote:

> As I've said before, I think the only practical URI comparison
> algorithm is "lexicographic identity".

I'd agree with you as far as URIs in general, but specific schemes may 
have further mechanisms available (as 2396, Section 6, alludes). Would 
it be helpful in the long term if there were a slot for scheme-specific 
canonicalisation mechanisms in the scheme registration template? Would 
it be folly to require that it be present?

Because many schemes pick BNF rules from 2396, and they're required to 
have the same canonicalisation behaviour when they do so, it would be 
easy to provide a framework for doing so.


Mark Nottingham
Received on Monday, 29 April 2002 11:18:24 UTC

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