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RE: Concern with URI normalization text; proposed change

From: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2004 20:35:03 -0700
To: david.durand@ingenta.com, uri@w3.org
Message-id: <0HVU00LZD1YFM1@mailsj-v1.corp.adobe.com>

> The problem is that it is legal (if confusing) for me to use both 
> HTTP:/example.org/namespace and http:/example.org:80/namespace to
represent 
> entirely different namespaces, as long as I have rights to 
> assign names for example.org. I could, for instance, place the year of 
> definition of the namespace in the port field.

This shouldn't be legal, and if it is, it's a problem with the
namespace recommendation, which should be updated to explicitly
disallow using two different strings for namespace names that
correspond to URIs that are, by the URI normalization rules,
equivalent.

Larry
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Received on Wednesday, 7 April 2004 23:35:49 UTC

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