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Re: [richard@inf.ed.ac.uk: xml:base, yet again]

From: Richard Tobin <richard@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 14:00:44 +0100 (BST)
To: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>, Richard Tobin <richard@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Cc: public-xml-core-wg@w3.org, John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
Message-Id: <20060608130044.1042B6DDE93@macintosh.inf.ed.ac.uk>

> This is why normative test suites demonstrating what's actually supposed 
> to happen are damned important. I'm still confused, though. Why does the 
> evaluation of a URL in an XInclude href attribute *not* count as a 
> retrieval action? I certainly intend to retrieve what's at the end of 
> the URL.

It's not in an href attribute, it's in an xml:base attribute.
The value is used to calculate a new base URI, and that calculation
doesn't involve a retrieval.  An xinclude href="" is certainly a
same-document reference.

-- Richard
Received on Thursday, 8 June 2006 13:01:07 UTC

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