Re: [Uri-review] ACTION-103 Follow up on the about: scheme Registration

On Feb 23, 2010, at 3:34 AM, Joseph Holsten wrote:
> Trouble is, I'm seriously confused as to whether about URIs can or can't have relative references. So far as I can tell, RFC 3986 4.4 says the handling of short same-document references (e.g. #SectionOne) is formally defined in 5.2.2. But D.2 says:

As Julian said, the "about" scheme has no choice in the matter.
Relative references exist.  RFC 3986 defines how to turn a relative
reference into an absolute reference, regardless of scheme.

You don't need to do or say anything about relative references
in a scheme specification other than to refer to RFC 3986.

....Roy

Received on Tuesday, 23 February 2010 23:48:44 UTC