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Re: Tag syntax (was Re: Proposal: 'tag' URIs)

From: Sean B. Palmer <sean@mysterylights.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 18:33:10 +0100
Message-ID: <003a01c0d009$72ff7040$04dc93c3@z5n9x1>
To: <uri@w3.org>
"Sean B. Palmer" <mailto:sean@mysterylights.com> wrote:-

> I take this as being a slight loophole in the URI RFC in that it
> does not fully enumerate a list of authority component types.

Actually, I was incorrect here: it does not at all constrain what an
authority component may consist of, only suggest a couple of
possibilities (cf. 3.2.1/3.2.2). The actual definition for the
authority component (the bit following the "//" and up to the next
instance of "/", "?" or the end of the URI) is given by 3.2:-

[[[
   Many URI schemes include a top hierarchical element for a naming
   authority, such that the namespace defined by the remainder of the
   URI is governed by that authority.  This authority component is
   typically defined by an Internet-based server or a scheme-specific
   registry of naming authorities.
]]] - http://www.ietf.org/rfc/2396.txt

Note the use of the word "typically"; it does not have to be so.

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Kindest Regards,
Sean B. Palmer
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