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Subject: RE: [security-services] Changes for Core 26

At 11:14 AM 2/8/02 -0800, Hallam-Baker, Phillip wrote:

>The canonical form in 2396 is pretty robust and the rules are very
>Essentially the only place where case insensitivity comes in is in the part
>of a URI that is a DNS name.
>Even if the file is located on a Windows or VMS machine http://foo.com/Fred
>is not equivalent to http://foo.com/FRED or http://foo.com/fred

Even so, I think we should continue to restrict string matches to exact, 
case-sensitive matches, as XML Namespaces does for namespace URIs.  Since 
we don't mandate that any of these URIs necessarily be resolvable, using 
URI resolution machinery (which *might* know about the special http: 
matching rules) to handle them seems too heavyweight in most cases.

Eve Maler                                    +1 781 442 3190
Sun Microsystems XML Technology Center   eve.maler @ sun.com

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