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Subject: Re: [office-comment] The last para of 17.5 of ODF 1.0


MURATA Makoto (FAMILY Given) wrote:

>>All other kinds of IRI references, namely the ones that start with a
>>protocol (like http:), an authority (i.e., //) or an absolute-path 
>>(i.e., /) do not need any special processing. This especially means that
>>absolute-paths do not reference files inside the package, but within
>>the hierarchy the package is contained in, for instance the file system.
>>IRI references inside a package may leave the package, but once they
>>have left the package, they never can return into the package or
>>another one.
>First, an absolute IRI reference begins with a scheme (rather than protocol), 
>and it does not start with an authority or an absolute-path.  

>Second, I do not undestand the second half of the second sentence.  Is
>something missing?
I have read and re-read that section a couple of times and I don't think 
there is any obvious explanation that would explain the text.

I find the first part of the sentence puzzling, why mention that 
absolute-paths don't reference files inside the package? We already said 

Thanks for the close reading!

We are in the process of setting up a more systematic way to track 
issues in addition to the errata document, etc.

Hope you are having a great day!


Patrick Durusau
Chair, V1 - Text Processing: Office and Publishing Systems Interface
Co-Editor, ISO 13250, Topic Maps -- Reference Model
Member, Text Encoding Initiative Board of Directors, 2003-2005

Topic Maps: Human, not artificial, intelligence at work! 

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