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Transition Request: (2nd) PER Request for XML Base Second Edition

From: Grosso, Paul <pgrosso@ptc.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 12:10:51 -0400
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The XML Core WG requests transition of 
  XML Base (Second Edition)
available at
to a Proposed Edited Recommendation (PER).  

The URL cited above is for the most recent Member-only 
version of the specification as of 12 March 2008,   
dated to reflect the expected publication date of
20 March 2008 and designed to be published by having
the directory moved over to
in its entirety.

This is the second request for PER of XML Base Second Edition.
The first PER is at
We never progressed the first PER of XML Base Second Edition
to Recommendation due to issues of how we defined legacy IRIs
which we had been calling XML Resource Identifiers and which,
in this latest PER (and in RFC 39897bis), we are calling LEIRIs.

The XML Base First Edition was published on 27 June 2001 
at http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/REC-xmlbase-20010627/
as a Recommendation.  All changes to the document
are recorded in the XML Base Errata document at
http://www.w3.org/2001/06/xmlbase-errata .
A diff-marked review copy of this PER is available at

Appendix D of this latest document outlines the changes between
the First Edition and this PER.  The only difference between this
PER and the previous Second Edition PER is outlined as point 3
of Appendix D.

Given that the changes between the previous (first) Second 
Edition PER and this (second) Second Edition PER are effectively 
editorial and do not change the syntax or meaning of anything 
in the first Second Edition PER, we are suggesting that we may
not need a PER Transition telcon, but we leave that decision
up to the Director or his appointed decision maker.

The WG's decision to request publication as a PER was taken 
during a WG telcon on 2008 March 12 whose minutes may be found at


We propose a publication date of 20 March 2008.

We propose that the PER period lasts from the date of publication
until 30 June 2008 (though note that the exit criteria for this
PER as mentioned in the SOTD also requires that we wait for
RFC 3897 bis to be published as an RFC).


  XML Base (Second Edition)

This document describes a facility, similar to that of HTML BASE, 
for defining base URIs for parts of XML documents.

Status of this Document
This section describes the status of this document at the time 
of its publication. Other documents may supersede this document. 
A list of current W3C publications and the latest revision of this 
technical report can be found in the W3C technical reports index 
at http://www.w3.org/TR/.

This document has been produced by the W3C XML Core Working 
Group as part of the XML Activity. The English version of 
this specification is the only normative version. However, 
for translations of this document, see 

This document is a Proposed Edited Recommendation of the W3C. 
This second edition is not a new version of XML Base; its 
purpose is to clarify a number of issues that have become 
apparent since the first edition was published. Some of 
these were first published as separate errata 
(http://www.w3.org/2001/06/xmlbase-errata), others were 
published in a public editor's draft in November 2006 
and a PER in December 2006 

This PER normatively references the draft of a replacement 
to RFC 3987 (here called RFC 3987 bis) for the definition 
of the term Legacy Extended IRI. It will not advance to 
Recommendation status until the replacement RFC is published, 
and the reference will be updated accordingly.

W3C Advisory Committee Members are invited to send formal review 
comments to the W3C Team until 30 June 2008. Advisory Committee 
Representatives should consult their WBS questionnaires. The 
public is invited to send comments on this document to 
www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org; public archives are available. 

There is no implementation report or test suite for this 
specification, but there is a document describing methods 
of testing XML Base conformance. 

Publication as a Proposed Edited Recommendation does not imply 
endorsement by the W3C Membership. This is a draft document 
and may be updated, replaced or obsoleted by other documents 
at any time. It is inappropriate to cite this document as other 
than work in progress.

This document has been produced under the 24 January 2002 CPP 
as amended by the W3C Patent Policy Transition Procedure. 
An individual who has actual knowledge of a patent which the 
individual believes contains Essential Claim(s) with respect 
to this specification should disclose the information in 
accordance with section 6 of the W3C Patent Policy. Documentation 
of intellectual property possibly relevant to this specification 
may be found at the Working Group's public IPR disclosure page.

Paul Grosso and Norman Walsh, chairs of the XML Core WG. 
Received on Wednesday, 12 March 2008 16:12:19 UTC

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