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IURIs in XInclude

From: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 10:36:46 -0400
Message-ID: <3DA5907E.7040609@metalab.unc.edu>
To: www-xml-xinclude-comments@w3.org

It worries me that as core a feature of XInclude as IURIs is based on an 
expired Internet draft. I'm not sure what the current status of this 
work is. A google search indicates that this may have changed its name 
to IRI, though I'm not sure. Irregardless, there seems to be potential 
for massive interoperability problems if any aspect of IURIs/IRIs 
changes by the time that spec is finally released

I suggest that XInclude 1.0 use URIs exclusively. If that is deemed 
unacceptale, then I think XInclude needs to wait for the actual IRI spec 
to be finished before advancing. If that's not acceptable, then XInclude 
itself needs to define its own rules for IRI processing more carefully 
and formally than it does now, becuase there's no guarantee that the 
eventual IRI rules will be cmpatible or even available.

Elliotte Rusty Harold
Received on Thursday, 10 October 2002 10:30:09 UTC

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