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Re: #foo URI references

From: Paul Grosso <pgrosso@arbortext.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 14:12:31 -0500
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At 15:08 2003 07 10 +0200, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

>>This really does look like a serious problem. Some people want #foo to
>>be the same as it was in 2396 and some people probably describe that
>>as a bug in 2396. :-)
>>On the whole, given the significance of the change, I think it would
>>be better to stick with the status quo.

>In this case, I find Paul's use case to be less compelling than the
>desire by RDF to only deal with things in terms of URIs.  His example
>application is already modifying the document to insert the base URI;
>it can modify the internal references as well and not suffer from the
>problem described.  Partial archiving is not a use-case that needs
>to be optimized.

My previously described use case was just one example.

Are you saying that it never makes sense for an author to use
xml:base or HTML's BASE element?

If we change how #foo works from what's described in RFC 2396 to 
what's described in 2396-bis, how does an author of a document 
that uses xml:base or HTML's BASE author a link in that document 
that is certain to be an intra-document link?

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