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Re: A thought about relative URI comparison

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 16:58:19 -0400
Message-ID: <3921B66B.B41E702@reutershealth.com>
To: "David G. Durand" <david@dynamicDiagrams.com>, "xml-uri@w3.org" <xml-uri@w3.org>
"David G. Durand" wrote:

> Since the Namespace specification does not specify _what_ base URI
> should be used, it would be possible to say that namespaces are
> always resolved relative to the empty string.

But RFC 2396 does say.
 
> I'm not really suggesting that this is a good solution; rather, I
> think it's interesting that one could substantially get the effect of
> string-based comparison, while nominally preserving a "relative URI"
> interpretation.

*Some* relative URI reference interpretation, yes.  But not that of
RFC 2396.

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