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

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 15:38:40 +0900
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To: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, <LMM@acm.org>, "'Mark Baker'" <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: "'Stefan Eissing'" <stefan.eissing@greenbytes.de>, "'WebDAV'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>, <uri@w3.org>
At 10:46 01/11/25 +0100, Julian Reschke wrote:
> > [mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Larry Masinter

> > * Change the XML namespace spec to allow "scheme-name:" as
> >   a namespace name, even though it isn't a legal URI

> >   (This isn't such a big deal, since XML namespace names allow
> >    IRIs with non-ASCII characters anyway, not really URIs)

Just a moment: IRIs are carefully defined so that they can be
mapped to URIs. Therefore, 'scheme-name:' isn't an IRI.

>I don't think they do.
>"[Definition:] The attribute's value, a URI reference, is the namespace name
>identifying the namespace. ..."

Julian is correct, currently the namespace Rec doesn't mention
anything IRI-like, as opposed to XML, XML Schema, XLink, and
many others.

Regards,    Martin.
Received on Tuesday, 27 November 2001 01:56:37 UTC

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