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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.


Anthony B. Coates
Financial XML Specialist

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