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Re: 2396bis

From: Graham Klyne <gk@ninebynine.org>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 12:37:45 +0000
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To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

At 12:15 31/10/03 +0000, Brian McBride wrote:

>Graham Klyne wrote:
>>>RDFCore would advise implementors that consume RDF that the RDFCore 
>>>specs are based on RFC 2396, a strict interpretation of which states 
>>>that URI's with too many ".."'s in their path are an error, though many 
>>>URI implementations correct that error and RFC 2396bis proposes to 
>>>require that correction.  Implementors are free to choose whether to 
>>>strictly comply with RFC 2396 or be more liberal.
>>I have broad agreement with the thrust here, but the last sentence might 
>>be interpreted as official permission to be non-standard.   I suggest
>>dropping it.
>I could live with that, though the intent of the last sentence is to give 
>permission to "be liberal in what you accept", i.e. correct errors.
>The original comment was "which should I use, 2396 or 2396bis."  I'm 
>suggesting an explicit answer of "your call".

I think we have to go with what is available.


Graham Klyne
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