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

From: <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 14:21:32 +0200
Message-ID: <A03E60B17132A84F9B4BB5EEDE57957B160AF2@trebe006.NOE.Nokia.com>
To: fielding@eBuilt.com, ejw@cse.ucsc.edu
Cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org, uri@w3.org
> In other words, I think that "scheme:" is only a valid 
> identifier for the
> namespace if the scheme defines it as such.

Fair enough. Though it seems that an RFC revision would
still be in order to permit schemes to define "scheme:"
as a valid absolute URI -- and also once some schemes
adopt such a practice, it will be pretty darn hard to
keep folks from presuming that "foo:" is the canonical,
official URI denoting the scheme.

It may be more practical to just state it once and
for all in a revision of the RFC. Otherwise, all
existing schemes that would like to use "scheme:" would
themselves have to be revised.

Clearly, though, namespace and other sub-scheme identifiers
(e.g. "urn:issn:" etc.) are the domain of each particular
scheme as to whether they are meaninful or allowed.



Patrick Stickler              Phone: +358 50 483 9453
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Nokia Research Center         Email: patrick.stickler@nokia.com
Received on Thursday, 29 November 2001 07:21:46 UTC

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