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Re: Re: URIEquivalence-15 and IRIs

From: Anthony B. Coates <abcwww@xmljava.fsnet.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2002 11:33:43 +0000
To: Misha.Wolf@reuters.com, Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
CC: w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org, www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <20020709113343.OJFF23387.fep06-svc.ttyl.com@localhost>

Dear Misha,

> I think the IRI spec [1] should state explicitly that by "character-by-
> character equivalent" we mean that all of these (taken from a para a bit
> further on) are different:
> -  foo://example.com/XML
> -  foo://example.com/XM%4C
> -  foo://example.com/XM%4c

While I appreciate the correctness of your interpretation, its counter-intuitiveness should (I hope) make it unacceptable as a final solution.  We already have enough issues arising from people ignoring the social consequences of suggesting that the best practice for namespace names is to use a URI, while simultaneously insisting that any such namespace URLs must be treated as dereferenceable locations.  If we add to that the non-processing of %-escapes, it will just make XML namespaces even less approachable to that overwhelming majority of the world who cannot count themselves among the namespace cogniscenti.

IMHO, etc.

    Cheers,
        Tony.

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Anthony B. Coates
Financial XML Specialist
mailto:abcoates@TheOffice.net

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