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Re: URI Reference creation

From: Sebastian Pipping <webmaster@hartwork.org>
Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2007 04:57:55 +0200
Message-ID: <46BA82B3.80905@hartwork.org>
To: Mike Brown <mike@skew.org>
CC: uri@w3.org

Mike Brown wrote:
>> I found a test case that seems strange to me.
>> It's one of the cases in absolutize_test_cases:
>>
>>    ('.//g', 'f:/a', 'f://g')
>>
>> In the reference "g" is the name of a path
>> while it becomes the host part in the resolved URI.
>> Can this be correct?
>
> That's Relative84 from Graham Klyne's tests at
> http://www.ninebynine.org/Software/HaskellUtils/Network/UriTest.xls
>
> A bit of Googling reveals Rob Cameron brought up the issue before:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/uri/2003Jun/0037.html
>
> Roy Fielding said it's not an issue:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/uri/2003Jun/0040.html
>
> Rob demonstrated that it was, and suggested that the algorithm be
> changed to better handle it:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/uri/2003Jun/0043.html
>
> I don't see any evidence that it went any further than this.

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I agree with Rob Cameron: "/.//" seems right to me as well.

Thanks for finding that info for me. Also thanks for your quality
support in the recent past. Thank you!



Sebastian
Received on Thursday, 9 August 2007 02:58:36 UTC

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