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Re: XLink 1.1: xlink:href requirements

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 21:48:37 +0100
To: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Cc: www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <m4gat114cv5u6jnrkp89obfqat3shf6don@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Norman Walsh wrote:
>|>|   http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-xlink11-20050707/ section 5.4 notes
>|>| "The value of the href attribute must be an IRI reference as defined in
>|>| [IETF RFC 3987] or must result in an IRI reference after the escaping
>|>| procedure described below is applied." Except for the space character,
>|>| applying the algorithm would just render illegal IRIs XLink-compliant;
>|>| I do not really see how this would make sense, please replace this
>|>| part of the draft with something more reasonable.
>|>
>|>I'm sorry, could you please explain your comment in more detail, I don't
>|>understand your comment.
>|
>| The requirement is that the value must be a IRI reference after applying
>| the IRI reference -> URI reference conversion algorithm. Since all URI
>| references are said to be IRI references, applying the algorithm makes a
>| difference iff a string that is not an IRI reference is converted to a
>| URI reference. What's the point?
>
>The point is to allow xlink:href="http://example.org/path/file with spaces"
>to be treated as if the author had written the "correct" value:
>xlink:href="http://example.org/path/file%20with%20spaces".
>
>Experience with HTML suggests that authors will frequently make this
>mistake and that most deployed software "does the right thing". XLink
>explicitly defines what the right thing is in this case.

You have isValidIRI(convertIRItoURI(escapeSpace(x))) while you seem to
desire isValidIRI(escapeSpace(x)), so keeping things as is does not
address my concern.
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