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Re: RFC2518 (WebDAV) / RFC2396 (URI) inconsistency

From: Piotr Kaminski <piotr@ideanest.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 23:30:49 -0800
Message-ID: <004001c17329$723f77e0$ada15018@gv.shawcable.net>
To: <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>, <uri@w3.org>
Patrick Stickler proposed:
> My proposal was specifically:
>
>    URI ::= scheme ":"
>    URI ::= "urn"  ":" <NID> ":"
>
> The first case is not a valid URI for the scheme, but is a valid
> URI denoting the scheme. The second case is not a valid URI for
> the URN namespace, but is a valid URI denoting the URN namespace.

How about a URI scheme for URI schemes?  Something like:

   scheme:dav
   scheme:http
   scheme:urn:someNID

and, of course,

   scheme:scheme

This would let everybody refer to URI schemes in the same way, and doesn't
need any changes in grammar or interpretation for current standards.  The
disadvantage being that it introduces yet another scheme...

        -- P.

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