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   Re: [xml-dev] Re: Why REST was Re: [xml-dev] URIs are simply names

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Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> Joe English wrote:
> > Two URIs are equal when they are textually identical.  Period.
> This was hotly contested and never really answered during the battle of
> relative URI references on xml-uri@w3.org.
> Can you cite some chapter and verse to back this up?  It's how namespace
> processing works, per Namespaces in XML, but I've never found anything
> that claims this is true across all URI schemes.

No, just the Namespaces REC (1. "Motivation and Summary",
paragraph 5 [Definition: identity]).  Outside of that I
haven't seen an official ruling.

Oddly enough, the RDF M&S spec seems to be silent on the issue.
I'd guess that for most other specs the issue simply never
comes up. 

--Joe English



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