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Re: #foo URI references

From: Paul Grosso <pgrosso@arbortext.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 10:42:46 -0500
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To: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@apache.org>
Cc: uri@w3.org

At 19:08 2003 09 20 -0400, John Cowan wrote:
>Roy T. Fielding scripsit:
>> >The semantic change is to extend #foo semantics to BASE#foo 
>> >URI-references.
>> That's odd -- I would call that a behavioral change, since the meaning
>> of the link hasn't changed at all; I only selected one of the ways the
>> link could be satisfied and made it the standard.  Before it was left
>> up to the application.
>Fair enough.  So the special interpretation of "#foo" in the resource
>denoted by "http://www.example.com/blargh" is extended to "blargh#foo"
>and "http://www.example.com/blargh#foo" as well.
>But it seems to me that (for good or ill) this also means that if a
>base URI is available, say "http://www.example.com/stat/blargh", then
>"#foo" now means "http://www.example.com/stat/blargh#foo".
>Is this a correct reading of 2396 bis?

And if John is reading it correctly (he is reading it as I did),
then this is the crux of my problem with it.

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