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Re: [Minutes] 20 Oct 2003 TAG teleconf (abstractComponentRefs-37, URI Syntax, RFC 3023)

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2003 20:08:18 -0400
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@apache.org>
Cc: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>, www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <20031024200818.J9730@www.markbaker.ca>

On Fri, Oct 24, 2003 at 02:54:57PM -0700, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> Because they shouldn't, not because they are disallowed. I also said  
> that
> XPointer is broken because it specifies characters disallowed by 2396,
> but that was referring to the message that Elliotte dug up.  Parens are
> just bad design.  Any form of balanced delimiter syntax is silly within
> an LR parsed syntax -- all it does is make implementations less  
> efficient.

Not to mention how it's non-sensical in the face of relative URI
handling, ala;

basejoin("http://example.org/foo(a/b)","c") =
   "http://example.org/foo(a/c"

Mark.
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Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
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