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Re: Section 3.5. Passing fragment identifiers to other systems.

From: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 16:20:20 +0000
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To: "Williams, Stuart" <skw@hp.com>, uri@w3.org

At 15:02 23/02/04 +0000, Williams, Stuart wrote:

>Roy et. al,
>RFC2396bis [1] Section 3.5 para 4 states: "As such, interpretation of the
>fragment identifier during a retrieval action is performed solely by the
>user agent; the fragment identifier is not passed to other systems during
>the process of retrieval."
>Is the focus of this sentence on retrieval deliberate - ie. the spec has
>nothing to say about whether or not fragment identifiers are passed to other
>systems during operations other than retrieval?
>I'd have expected this prohibition to have been more universal.

I'd say that the prohibition must indeed be focused on retrieval.  There 
are other applications for which it is vital that a fragment identifier 
part of a URI be passed to other systems - XML namespaces and passing RDF 
data come to mind.



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