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

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2003 11:37:16 +0100
To: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@apache.org>, Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>, www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5b4qxx61sz.fsf@erasmus.inf.ed.ac.uk>

Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org> writes:

> 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"


is not a valid URL -- we're talking about the fragment identifier
here, there's no interaction with absolutising relative URIs as far as
I know.

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