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Re: RFC2518 (WebDAV) / RFC2396 (URI) inconsistency

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2001 18:49:32 +0900
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To: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, stefan.eissing@greenbytes.de (Stefan Eissing)
Cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org (WebDAV), uri@w3.org
At 09:51 01/11/22 -0500, Mark Baker wrote:
> > Unfortunately, "DAV:" is no legal URI reference either. RFC 2396
> > explicitly forbids ':' in relative path's first segment...
>Darn, I thought I checked this.  I assume the reason for this is to
>allow disambiguation between absolute and relative URI references.
>But, "dav:" isn't a valid URI reference of any kind, so what if we
><holds-breath/> updated 2396 to allow ":" as the last character of
>the relative path's first segment?  Would that break anything?

In terms of specs, probably not. In terms of implementations,
we would have to test quite a few to be able to claim that
all (or a sufficiently large subset of) current implementations
already process foo: relative.

Regards,    Martin.
Received on Saturday, 24 November 2001 19:38:29 UTC

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