RE: uri-comp draft necessary?


> On Wed, 2002-12-18 at 08:43, Misha Wolf wrote:
> > The main question for me is on which strings do you carry 
> > out the strcmp:
> > 
> > 1.  The strings as they appear in (an) XML document(s)
> > 
> > 2.  The strings processed in accordance with:
> >
> > 
> > The first is wrong; the second is right.
> Well, provided the string contains only US-ASCII characters,
> that's pretty much the end of the story.

a)  numeric character references (decimal and hexadecimal)
b)  entities

All of these can be used for US-ASCII characters.


> But if it has other characters (i.e. if it's not actually
> a URI), you have to reduce
> it to the URI character set before doing the
> strcmp().
> And if what's in the XML document is a relative
> URI reference, you need to combine it with the
> base before doing the strcmp().
> So yes, I think there's something worth saying.
> -- 
> Dan Connolly, W3C

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Received on Thursday, 19 December 2002 05:34:44 UTC