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Re: XLink 1.1: 5.4 "URI reference" unclear

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 10:43:20 -0500
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <878xt57ht3.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net> was heard to say:
|>| What is a "relative URI"?
|>
|>See 4.2 in RFC 3986
|
| That's "Relative Reference". RFC 3986 does not define a concept of
| "relative URI" as far as I can tell.

Fair enough. Do you not feel that the note in 1.2.3 of 3986 covers our
use of the popular and historically accurate term "relative URI"?

      NOTE: Previous specifications used the terms "partial URI" and
      "relative URI" to denote a relative reference to a URI.  As some
      readers misunderstood those terms to mean that relative URIs are a
      subset of URIs rather than a method of referencing URIs, this
      specification simply refers to them as relative references.

|>| What happens if the href attribute value is
|>| not such a "relative URI" but e.g. contains a space or a non-ascii
|>| character?
|>
|>There is now language to deal with the required escaping (as there was
|>in XLink 1.0.
|
| What is this language exactly? Or do you refer to the language in the
| latest public draft?

See http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-xml-linking-comments/2006JanMar/0033.html

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

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