Re: [Minutes] 20 Oct 2003 TAG teleconf (abstractComponentRefs-37, URI Syntax, RFC 3023)

On Fri, Oct 24, 2003 at 02:54:57PM -0700, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> Because they shouldn't, not because they are disallowed. I also said  
> that
> XPointer is broken because it specifies characters disallowed by 2396,
> but that was referring to the message that Elliotte dug up.  Parens are
> just bad design.  Any form of balanced delimiter syntax is silly within
> an LR parsed syntax -- all it does is make implementations less  
> efficient.

Not to mention how it's non-sensical in the face of relative URI
handling, ala;

basejoin("","c") =

Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.

Received on Friday, 24 October 2003 20:07:28 UTC