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Re: "canonical" URIs

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 16:00:38 -0500
To: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <87vgbpbpqh.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ "David Orchard" <david.orchard@bea.com> was heard to say:
|| anyURI data type.  I think a reasonable approach would be to say that the
| default comparision function for anyURI is to use the HTTP URI comparison
| algorithm, but that it is overridable by any scheme.

I think a more reasonable approach is to say that the default
comparison function is lexicographic identity. Why should I assume
that in


I can do a case-insensitive comparison of something.baz?

(And if that's not what you meant by defaulting to the HTTP algorithm,
then I'm confused.)

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