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Re: which layer for URI processing?

From: Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com>
Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 19:53:34 -0400
Message-Id: <200005242351.TAA21072@hesketh.net>
To: <xml-uri@w3.org>
[Yanking it back to the old subject line]

At 07:11 PM 5/24/00 -0400, Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
>>>but it does not notice it as it does not absolutize it. The checked result
>>>is
>>>passed to the main control system. However, when
>>>this "upper layer" runs it absolutizes it to find out what in upper layer
>>>terms it really means, and
>>>instantiates a chemical plant handler to handle the
>http://example.com/foo.
>>>Bang.
>>
>  The chemical plant did not
>blow up because of a "fragile" base URI.  It blew up because the
>base URI which was clear to all parties was not used to absolutize the
>relative URI. It blew up because the definitions of idenity to the "upper
>layers" and the "lower layers" were different.  It refutes the argument that
>the comparisons can be done differently by different layers.

Did you read the responses to this example?

All you've demonstrated is that comparisons can be done badly, and that
programmers can write lousy software.  This is a thoroughly unconvincing
example.

Simon St.Laurent
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