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Re: Toward the self-describing web [was: Irony heaped on irony]

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 14:12:25 -0400
Message-ID: <39258409.3FCB37EA@reutershealth.com>
To: sam th <sam@bur-jud-118-039.rh.uchicago.edu>, "xml-uri@w3.org" <xml-uri@w3.org>
sam th wrote:

> Sadly, this is not true.  As a test, I just got mail to be delivered to an
> address of the form "name".  It was automatically interpreted as meaning
> "name@localhost.localdomain".  While this is unlikely to be useful
> (esp in the current context) it does work.

The referent of "mailto:name" depends on context, as does the
referent of "ftp://localhost/foo", but both of them are "absolute URIs" in the
technical sense of RFC 2396.

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