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Re: URI versus URI Reference

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Thu, 25 May 2000 14:03:00 -0400
Message-ID: <392D6AD4.909E65F9@reutershealth.com>
To: abrahams@acm.org
CC: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>, timbl@w3.org, xml-uri@w3.org
"Paul W. Abrahams" wrote:

> RFC 1738 speaks only of URLs, not URIs.  So it provides no answer to the question
> ``What, exactly, is a URI''.  And RFC 2396 says, at the end of the first paragraph of
> the Abstract, ``it revises and ***replaces*** the generic definitions in RFC 1738 and
> RFC 1808''.

However, the *specific* syntax of individual URI schemes (and the syntax of URIs
is the union of those syntaxes) in RFC 1738 is *not* overridden.  That's why
the RFC header says "Updates 1738,1808" instead of "Supersedes 1738,1808".

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