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

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On Sat, 2002-02-16 at 23:47, John Cowan wrote:
> Joe English scripsit:
> > Two URIs are equal when they are textually identical.  Period.
> Well, there is selective case-insensitivity.

That was a lot of the argument on xml-uri.  Some folks seemed to think
that HTTP's rules for case-insensitivity (host name always insensitive)
should apply URIs across the board, but there was no consensus on that,
I believe.
Perhaps I've read too much into that to say there is no equality
function for URIs, but I suspect that there is no equality function
which can function successfully across all of the URI schemes.  

I believe pure string equivalence always returns correct positives, but
also a large number of false negatives.

Simon St.Laurent
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