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Re: URI references [was: XML 1.0 Conformance Test Results
- From: james anderson <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 01:19:20 +0200
Richard Tobin wrote:
> > i had understood the file scheme to always require a host
> Definitely not - RFC1738 says:
> As a special case, <host> can be the string "localhost" or the empty
> string; this is interpreted as `the machine from which the URL is
> being interpreted'.
I wasn't referring to this.
> It does not authorize omitting the // too as in file:/dev/null.
This is the issue.
> the other hand, the example(s) you quote from the test suite uses it as
> the system id for a notation, which is not required to be dereferenced
> by the XML parser and whose use is implementation defined. The same
> goes for the use of "scheme:" and "d:", which appear in the system IDs
> of unparsed entities.
Which is to say, that any constraints on the the content of a system
identifier should not be taken to apply to those identifiers which
belong to an unparsed entity?