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Re: The questions and their relationship

From: Paul W. Abrahams <abrahams@valinet.com>
Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 17:04:29 -0400
Message-ID: <39245ADD.DF4607F6@valinet.com>
To: Paul Grosso <pgrosso@arbortext.com>
CC: xml-uri@w3.org
Paul Grosso wrote:

> At 15:01 2000 05 18 -0400, Paul W. Abrahams wrote:
> >2. When comparing URI's for equality, should the comparison be based on their
> >literal string representation, possibly after some simple normalizations, or
> >should it be based in some way (possibly using absolutization for relative
> >URI's) on what resource those URI's refer to?   (Different specs appear to
> >suggest different answers.)
> Among the choices discussed in the XML Plenary straw poll were
> literal string comparison of the values as given in the namespace
> declarations, comparison on the string values after being absolutized
> per the algorithm in RFC 2396 (as augmented by XML Base), and
> comparison on the string values after being absolutized and
> canonicalized further (via some not as yet precisely defined
> algorithm).  We never suggested de-referencing would be part of
> namespace name comparison.

Thanks, Paul.   I didn't really mean to imply dereferencing -- I know that in
that direction madness lies.  Your list of the choices is a better statement of
the question I intended.

Paul Abrahams
Received on Thursday, 18 May 2000 17:04:40 UTC

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