Re: URI references and links

At 2:42 PM +0900 11/15/03, Dan Connolly wrote:
>"A link is built from two pieces:
>   a base URI
>   a URI reference"
>  --
>I think URI references are an irrelevant detail
>when discussing links.
>URI references are shorthand for URIs in general,
>not just in links.

I seem to recall that URI references can have fragment identifiers 
and URIs can't. If that's correct, this is the crucial distinction 

>And the fact that URIs have a shorthand form isn't
>very interesting when discussing links.

It's not the shorthand form that's so relevant here. It's the 
possibility of a fragment ID. I think the existing text is fine.

   Elliotte Rusty Harold
   Effective XML (Addison-Wesley, 2003)

Received on Saturday, 15 November 2003 11:29:14 UTC