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Re: XLink 1.1: "URI reference" "checking"

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 21:34:23 +0100
To: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Cc: www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <v9fat1puuei9go28ce3boia90cva1cll20@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Norman Walsh wrote:
>/ Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net> was heard to say:
>| Dear XML Core Working Group,
>|   http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-xlink11-20050707/ section 5.4 notes
>| "Because it is impractical for any application to check that a value is
>| a URI reference, this specification follows the lead of [IETF RFC 3986]
>| in this matter and imposes no such conformance testing requirement on
>| XLink applications." Please include specific reference to the section of
>| RFC 3986 that proposes this, and include a note why it is "impractical"
>| to perform such a check.
>This text used to refere to RFC 2396. On examination, we agree that it is
>not correct as currently specified with a reference to RFC 3986. We have
>no plans to impose a new requirement (checking the syntax of URIs) on
>implementations, but we will changes this text to a simple note which
>states that such checking is not required.

So, if it's not impractical, why is it not required?
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