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Re: Is file:///foo a URI?

From: <keshlam@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 12:10:38 -0400
To: Graham Klyne <GK@dial.pipex.com>
cc: "Tim Berners-Lee" <timbl@w3.org>, xml-uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <852568FF.00592D8A.00@D51MTA03.pok.ibm.com>
>Doesn't that mean that file:///foo is not truly a URI?

I think some would argue that it's a perfectly reasonable URI and that the
problem only occurs should you atttempt to dereference it. As with the
"mailto:joe" example, it is an absolute URI whose typical use occurs in
conjunction with other context information. Some portions of "the web" are
apparently locally defined.

Subtle. May be unintuitive to end-users.

Joe Kesselman  / IBM Research
Received on Thursday, 15 June 2000 12:14:57 UTC

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