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Re: Preserving base URI

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 09:10:57 +0000
To: Toman_Vojtech@emc.com
Cc: <public-xml-processing-model-comments@w3.org>
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Richard and I discussed this at length yesterday, and although no firm
conclusion was reached, one point that has stayed with me is that
xml:base is a bit like namespace declarations and general entity
references, in that it is in the language to allow you to affect the
infoset, and is _not_ guaranteed to be round-tripped.  It follows from
this that XSLT's behaviour, and Norm's preferred XProc behaviour,
which is that adding/changing xml:base has an impact, but deleting it
does not, makes some sense.

Good luck discussing this tomorrow!

ht
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