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   Re: simple question on namespaces.

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  • From: Uche Ogbuji <uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com>
  • To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2000 11:49:56 -0700 (MST)

> <SNIP/>
> > 4) a string of the form "http://foo.org/bar.txt#baz" is a URI reference
> > 5) a string of the form "www.whatever.com/foo.bar" is NOT a URI reference
> <SNIP/>
> Does anyone else get irritated that the rest of the world seems to think
> that 4 and 5 are the same? I see lots and lots of advertisements in
> magazines and on television that have 'URLs' of the form www.ourwebsite.com
> with no preceding 'http://'. In fact I'm even more irritated now that
> Outlook Express has highlighted the www. as if it were a link...

Who says "www.whatever.com/foo.bar" is not a URI reference?  Certainly not
RFC 2396.

I do agree that user agents insist on dreaming up impossible base URIs.

Uche Ogbuji                               Principal Consultant
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Fourthought, Inc.                         http://Fourthought.com
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