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Re: Relative URI or relative URI reference

From: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 15:04:52 -0400
Message-Id: <p06010205bd495827972e@[]>
To: Roy T.Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Cc: "Clive D.W. Feather" <clive@demon.net>, uri@w3.org

At 11:33 AM -0700 8/18/04, Roy T.Fielding wrote:

>Which would be false because there are such things as Relative URIs.
>They just aren't URIs.

This is exactly the confusion I'm militating against. The idea that 
"relative URIs" are not a subset of "URIs" is simply bad terminology 
and it needs to be fixed.  Any normal person is going to say, of 
course a relative URI is a URI.

Either let's redefine "URI" so that a relative URI is a URI or let's 
stop talking about relative URIs. The current path is just too damn 

   Elliotte Rusty Harold
   Effective XML (Addison-Wesley, 2003)
Received on Wednesday, 18 August 2004 19:26:09 UTC

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