[EMMA] i18n comment: IRIs and URIs

Comment from the i18n review of:

Comment 7
At http://www.w3.org/International/reviews/0704-emma/
Editorial/substantive: S
Owner: RI

Location in reviewed document:
2.1 [http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-emma-20070409/#s4.2.5]
IRIs and URIs

[[A URI is a unifying syntax for the expression of names and addresses of objects on the network as used in the World Wide Web (RFC3986). A URI is defined as any legal anyURI primitive as defined in XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes Second Edition Section 3.2.17[SCHEMA2].]]

We are concerned that you are disallowing IRIs here. (Btw, we did propose that you reference RFC 3987 as part of the first comment in a previous review [http://www.w3.org/International/2005/10/emma-review.html], and you agreed to implement that comment, but you seem to have overlooked this aspect.) The XML Schema 1.0 definition of anyURI does not encompass IRIs either (though this will be changed for XMLSchema 1.1).

We suggest that you adopt a definition like that of XQuery. The XQuery definition reads:

"Within this specification, the term URI refers to a Universal Resource Identifier as defined in [RFC3986] and extended in [RFC3987] with the new name IRI. The term URI has been retained in preference to IRI to avoid introducing new names for concepts such as "Base URI" that are defined or referenced across the whole family of XML specifications."

You do, btw, have a reference to RFC 3987 in the normative references, but nothing in the document links to that.

Received on Wednesday, 2 May 2007 08:45:26 UTC