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Re: Are *relative* URIs as namespace nemes considered harmful?

From: Paul Grosso <pgrosso@arbortext.com>
Date: Mon, 15 May 2000 16:35:08 -0500
Message-Id: <3.0.32.20000515163145.01215bd8@pophost.arbortext.com>
To: <xml-uri@w3.org>
At 16:50 2000 05 15 -0400, Tim Berners-Lee wrote:

>. . .  You can absoluteize a URI
>without making any use of any dereferencing mechanism.   Maybe this is what
>is not commonly understood. To dereference a relative URI is very *simple*.
                                ^^^^^^^^^^^
>One call. minimal CPU. No other resources. Just a function.

Either I'm confused, or TBL meant to say "absolutize" instead of
"dereference" where I've highlighted it above.

By the way, the absolutization algorithm is defined by RFC 2396:
http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2396.txt (see mostly section 5).

paul
Received on Monday, 15 May 2000 17:35:11 UTC

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