Re: URI versus URI Reference

"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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