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Relative URI or relative URI reference

From: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 18:33:41 -0400
Message-Id: <p06010216bd4836df85e9@[]>
To: uri@w3.org

The July 15 draft of RFC2396bis appears to go a little further than 
RFC2396 did in clarifying that there's no such thing as a relative 
URI, only relative URI references.

Assuming I'm correctly reading the spec, and the intent is that the 
only relative things are URI references, never URIs, then there are 
two mistakes that are likely to lead to continuing confusion and 
debate on this point:

1. The title of section 4.2 should be "Relative URI References", not 
"Relative URI".

2. The first BNF production in section 4.2 should be titled 
"relative-URI-reference", not "relative-URI". And of course rename it 
where this production is referenced as well.


   Elliotte Rusty Harold
   Effective XML (Addison-Wesley, 2003)
Received on Tuesday, 17 August 2004 22:50:16 UTC

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