[Bug 4665] Clarify URI equivalence in reference to RFC 3986


           Summary: Clarify URI equivalence in reference to RFC 3986
           Product: SML
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Macintosh
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Interchange Format
        AssignedTo: cmsmcq@w3.org
        ReportedBy: cmsmcq@w3.org
         QAContact: public-sml@w3.org

Section 3.3.1 defines URI equivalence with an appeal to RFC 3986:

   To determine whether two URIs are equivalent, consumers 
   MUST use the definition of URI equivalence given by RFC 
   3986 [IETF RFC 3986]. 

Examining the RFC, one doesn't find a single definition of 
equivalence, but a "ladder" of increasingly aggressive
normalizations.  It's not clear whether level of equivalence
defined in 3986 is intended to be used by SML-IF impelementations.
I think the reference needs to be more specific about what 
concept of 3986 is being appealed to.

Received on Tuesday, 19 June 2007 20:39:42 UTC