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   Re: [xml-dev] Encoding URI's for xml validation

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Thomas B. Passin scripsit:

> In the case of a file: URI, the colon has a special meaning when it
> separates the scheme form the rest of the URI, but the rest of the URI does
> not need the colon to be reserved, so it does not need to be escaped.

Not the issue here.  The question is, are "%3A" and ":" interchangeable?
RFC 2396 says only the characters in the "unreserved" set are interchangeable
with their %xx counterparts.

John Cowan  jcowan@reutershealth.com  www.ccil.org/~cowan  www.reutershealth.com
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