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Re: A new proposal (was: Re: which layer for URI processing?)

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Thu, 25 May 2000 10:19:11 -0400
Message-ID: <392D365F.5D22B9E2@reutershealth.com>
To: Jonathan Borden <jborden@mediaone.net>
CC: xml-uri@w3.org
Jonathan Borden wrote:

> Is there a class of problems caused by relative URIs that isn't also caused
> by un-normalized URIs?

Yes!  The fact that two apparently distinct absolute URIs (e.g.
"http://one.example.com/foo" and "http://two.example.com/foo") refer to the same
thing is a very different problem from the fact that apparently identical
relative URI references (e.g. "foo" in doc1 and "foo" in doc2) refer to
different things.

Nothing but confusion is gained by mixing up these issues.


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