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Re: the "HTML URL" issue, was: Why Microsoft's authoritative=true won't work and is a bad idea

From: Stefan Eissing <stefan.eissing@greenbytes.de>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 16:10:34 +0200
Message-Id: <4AC62784-3E39-4089-A733-BCC6D2EF5334@greenbytes.de>
Cc: "'Julian Reschke'" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "'Henrik Nordstrom'" <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>, "'HTTP Working Group'" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, <public-html@w3.org>
To: Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>

Am 08.07.2008 um 15:55 schrieb Justin James:
> Having nearly identical concepts is the root of this problem, not  
> the nearly
> identical names (although that does not help either). There is no  
> need to
> have a different spec for URI, IRI, and "HTTP URL", "URL  
> reference", "HREF"
> (or whatever this mystery spec is being called). There should be  
> *one* spec
> for resource locations. Period.

The spec for URIs needs to define what URIs are and what not. It  
should *not* define how everything written on the side of a bus  
should be converted into a proper URI, nor what should happen to the  
bus if this does not work.


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