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Re: URIEquivalence-15 and IRIs

From: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2002 15:08:30 -0400
Message-Id: <p04330102b950e4d5aa08@[]>
To: www-tag@w3.org

>Roy T. Fielding wrote:
>>  I think that, in general, it is far more effective to require that
>>  a namespace identifier be in a restricted, canonical form, than it
>>  is to require all parsers to perform URI-equivalence operations
>>  when comparing two namespaces.  Much more efficient as well.
>This makes all sorts of sense to me.  We could take the literalist 
>interpretation of the namespace rec (char-for-char means 
>bit-for-bit) and then issue an architectural finding that in URIs
>- %-encoding MUST NOT be used unless it's required
>- %-encoding MUST use lower-case a-f
>Does this work?  -Tim

That seems the most sensible solution to me going forward. I think 
this applies to all current W3C namespace URLs and most others I've 

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