Re: [URN] Re: URI documents

Roy T. Fielding (
Thu, 22 Jan 1998 21:31:18 -0800

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Date: Thu, 22 Jan 1998 21:31:18 -0800
From: "Roy T. Fielding" <>
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Subject: Re: [URN] Re: URI documents 

[reposted, since it bounced last week]

Foteos remarked:
>	I do think, however, that the current draft needs to clarify
>whether more than one unescaped hash ('#') can be present.

I don't understand why.  The current draft only allows a single
unescaped hash to ever occur in a URI-reference --- it is not allowed
in any other component.  That is completely unambiguous, so you can
parse it from any direction you like.  Note that the algorithm
presented in the appendix is left-to-right.