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Re: URI terminology, esp. in XML specs

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2000 09:54:17 -0600
Message-ID: <387A00A9.192E97DC@w3.org>
To: uri@w3.org
Another closely related topic is the way the XML specs use the
term "URI" when they actually mean "a Unicode string that's converted
to a URI by escaping." 

c.f.

RE: Use of [ and ] in URIs
From: Larry Masinter (masinter@parc.xerox.com)
Date: Mon, Oct 04 1999 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-xml-linking-comments/1999OctDec/0000.html

Dan Connolly wrote:
> 
> I have recently spent a considerable amount of time studying
> the URI spec
> [1]     http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2396.txt
> and I discovered, somewhat to my surprise, that it
> defines the terms "URI reference" and "absolute URI" very precisely,
> but
>         (a) it doesn't define the term "URI", syntactically (!!!)
> and
>         (b) it doesn't give a term for an
> absolute-URI-with-optional-fragment-id , i.e. the result of combining
> a URI reference with an absolute URI.

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