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Re: uri-comp draft necessary?

From: Miles Sabin <miles@milessabin.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2002 08:48:40 +0000
To: WWW-Tag <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200212190848.40553.miles@milessabin.com>

Paul Prescod wrote,
> Miles Sabin wrote:
> > This is a problem if you expect to be able to use namespace
> > identifiers to retrieve namespace documents. On retrieval RFC
> > 2396/deployed network infrastructure equivalences are in play, so
> > if you don't want the namespace documents of distinct namespaces to
> > collide, you have to choose your namespace identifiers so that as
> > well as being non- equivalent wrt the Namespaces REC, they're also
> > non-equivalent wrt RFC 2396/deployed network infrastructure.
>
> How is this difficult?

Choosing the identifiers isn't particularly difficult.

What's problematic is the tension between,

* The Namespaces REC which says that identifiers which differ on a
  character by character basis are always distinct.

versus,

* RFC 2396/deployed network infrastructure which says that some
  identifiers which differ on a character by character basis are
  equivalent.

Cheers,


Miles
Received on Thursday, 19 December 2002 03:49:12 GMT

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