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RE: Moving on (was Re: URIs quack like a duck)

From: Jonathan Borden <jborden@mediaone.net>
Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2000 06:11:17 -0400
To: <xml-uri@w3.org>
Message-ID: <003901bfcc7a$e4562330$1b19da18@ne.mediaone.net>
Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
>
> XPath does not need to be re-issued as it will interwork, as relative
> URIs are excluded.  Software which absolutizes the URI-reference
> and uses the URI will be legal. So will software which compares as
> strings.  Yes, it is is a compromise.
>

This would leave us in the peculiar situation that different pieces of
software would have different ideas of well formedness. Suppose an XML
document was being operated on in a pipeline and the first processor parses
the document as well formed (green XML). A subsequent process may
justifiably fail to parse the document (red XML).

Jonathan Borden
Received on Friday, 2 June 2000 06:24:07 GMT

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