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Please update xml:base for new URI/IRI specs

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 12:27:27 +0200
Message-ID: <478009673.20050915122727@w3.org>
To: public-xml-core-wg@w3.org

Hello public-xml-core-wg,

The xml:base Recommendation

XML Base
W3C Recommendation 27 June 2001

is certainly useful. However, the specification for URI has been
updated; RFC 2396 is obseleted by RFC 3986. In addition, RFC 3987 (IRI)
has been published.

I would like to ask that xml:base be similarly updated, so that it is
clear how relative references are resolved. (I think that it is already
fairly clear, and that not much work is required for this update).

The changes in XLink 1.1 were very useful, http://www.w3.org/TR/xlink11/
one of them was an update to reference RFC 3986 and 3987 (for example,
removing the description of escaping, and referencing IRI for that
instead).  See http://www.w3.org/TR/xlink11/#link-locators

Indeed, some of the spec changes from XLink 1.0 -> 1.1 could be directly
re-used to update xml:base.

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
Received on Thursday, 15 September 2005 10:27:37 UTC

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