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Re: I-D Action: draft-reschke-ref-parsing-00.txt

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2011 12:30:27 +0200
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* internet-drafts@ietf.org wrote:
>A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories.


I think it is unnecessary and confusing to have this "Candidate" layer
of indirection (I don't see what trouble people have with the regular
expression to begin with, so I feel similar about the document as a
whole). It's not meaningful for instance to say some string has scheme,
authority, path, but only a candidate query; that's just weird.

In section 3.2 you have "The result will be a valid URI Reference if
and only if the components used by the algorithm were valid themselves."
I have some doubts about "only if", consider for instance removing dot
segments, which might remove a malformed part, if I recall correctly.

As for B.3., I would think the only people who might find that a vaguely
good idea are people who have trouble applying regular expressions, and
I see no reason to accomodate them with normative documents (I assume it
is meant for normative reference and not just illustration).
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