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Re: URI versus URI Reference

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Fri, 26 May 2000 14:30:16 -0400
Message-ID: <392EC2B8.7B0FA279@reutershealth.com>
To: abrahams@acm.org
CC: "xml-uri@w3.org" <xml-uri@w3.org>
"Paul W. Abrahams" wrote:

> > (There is a hack in RFC 2396 that allows deprecated relative
> > URI references like "http:foo", meaning the same as "foo", provided that
> > the base URI uses the "http:" scheme also.  If not, "http:foo" is undefined.)

Specifically in clause 5.2, step 3, paragraph 2.

> It would be better to define ``absolute'' in semantic terms, i.e., not merely in terms of
> its syntactic form.

I don't think that any such definition can exist that is both correct and


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