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use of IRIs in WS-Addressing

From: Jacek Kopecky <jacek.kopecky@deri.org>
Date: Tue, 03 May 2005 15:37:06 +0200
To: public-ws-addressing-comments@w3.org
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as an LC comment for WS-Addressing, I'm unclear about why the working
group chose to use IRIs instead of URIs. All the schemas specify anyURI
which would imply the values are URIs.

I'm aware that URIs and IRIs are interchangeable, in other words that
all IRIs can be represented as URIs. I'm unsure if the there is an
unambiguous transformation from URI to IRI. 

Therefore I'd prefer the WS-Addressing specification to use the term
URI, perhaps stating that IRIs can be used (transformed into URIs as
described in the IRI spec). In any case, the distinction between URI and
IRI is mostly for presentation to a human operator, and IRIs do not
directly validate as xs:anyURI so the XML will carry URIs.

Best regards,

                   Jacek Kopecky

                   Ph.D. student researcher
                   Digital Enterprise Research Institute
                   University of Innsbruck
Received on Tuesday, 3 May 2005 13:37:11 UTC

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