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Subject: [OASIS Issue Tracker] Commented: (OFFICE-3342) NEEDS-DISCUSSION:ODF 1.2 Part 1 "IRI" abuse

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Michael Brauer commented on OFFICE-3342:

Three comments:

1. Rob is right that this issue came up during the review of ODF 1.0 in ISO. We used the term URI, and got a request to change this to IRI to make clear that ODF supports internationalized URIs. We confirmed that the XSD "anyURI" datatype supports IRIs.

2. There are a few new ouccurences of URI and URL in ODF 1.2. Most of them need to be replaced with IRI, of course.

3. Not everywhere we talk about IRIs we mean to define a datatype of an attribute, but we are using the term "IRI" also in an informal way. Which means, we are using the term often in the the same way as we talk about for instance a "date". When we say "date", we also do not mean a date in a particular representation, but just a date in the meaning it has in the English language. The representation of data is defined by the datatype specification of the attribute at hands. The same situation exists for the term IRIs. We use it often to refer to an internationalized IRI (without defining an representation of that). The representation of the IRI is then defined by the attribute's datatype.  Well, the terms that are probably used more often in this situation are URL and URI, but we are not using these for the reasons stated in #1.

> NEEDS-DISCUSSION: ODF 1.2 Part 1 "IRI" abuse
> --------------------------------------------
>                 Key: OFFICE-3342
>                 URL: http://tools.oasis-open.org/issues/browse/OFFICE-3342
>             Project: OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: General, OpenFormula, Part 1 (Schema), Part 2 (Formulas), Schema and Datatypes
>            Reporter: Dennis Hamilton
>            Assignee: Dennis Hamilton
>             Fix For: ODF 1.2 CD 06
> There are over 20 places in ODF 1.2 CD05 Part 1 where the term "IRI" is used without reference or explanation.  These are often in the same statement where URI/URL are used and it is not clear whether these are being assumed to be interchangeable or different.  
> These mentions of IRI are too casual.  We should perhaps establish that we assume all provisions for URI references in Part 1 are subject to IRI encoding and choose to use IRI consistently.  We might need to be careful that we don't overstep existing provision on URIs used as part of attributes defined by other specifications, such as xhtml:href and xlink:href, however.  We may also need to say more about  URI references when they use XML Schema Datatype anyURI.
> Whatever we do, it is a defect to continue to use IRI casually and with neither definition nor reference to an authoritative source.
> This is related to the similar situation in ODF 1.2 CD05 Part 3, addressed by issue OFFICE-2685 and any resolution in part 1 should be consistent.
> There may also be need for IRI clarification, and clarification around the permissable use of relative URIs in OpenFormula when an OpenFormula expression employs a URI in one of its forms for a reference.

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