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Re: DRAFT#1 Transition Request: PER Request for XML Base Second Edition

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2006 18:23:17 +0000
To: "Grosso, Paul" <pgrosso@ptc.com>
Cc: <public-xml-core-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f5bu006b622.fsf@erasmus.inf.ed.ac.uk>

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Richard Tobin writes:

>> It's hard to test XML Base, since there are no standard APIs for it
>> that I know of.  And applications that use XML Base won't resolve
>> the escaped / unescaped issue.  You could see what XSLT2's function
>> returns, but that is a rather limited test.

I have to say I'm not sure about the implementation question.  We
really do need to find some examples of specs. which
 a) refer to xml:base (the REC);
 b) behave as the PER says they should.

Are we saying that existing behaviour doesn't need to have changed?

I guess this test from the xlink test collection is relevant:

 http://www.w3.org/XML/Test/XLink/test002.html

and you can see the result of norm's showxlink processor [1]:

 http://www.w3.org/XML/Test/XLink/test002_a.html

Paul, I guess you should go ahead and send the Transition Request, but
we'll have to have a story ready in time for the call.

ht
[1] http://www.w3.org/2006/08/showxlinks/showxlinks
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