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Re: base URI phrase in... New editors' draft of XML Processor Profiles

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 17:08:13 +0100
To: "Grosso, Paul" <pgrosso@ptc.com>
Cc: <public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f5br5j6hwr6.fsf@calexico.inf.ed.ac.uk>
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Grosso, Paul writes:

> I was first alerted to this when I noted that, in the terminology
> section, the definition of base URI references RFC 3986.  I would
> have expected it to reference either XML Base or Infoset.

This was a result of a comment from Bjoern

> So I looked at uses of the phrase throughout, and became
> more concerned/confused.
>
> The phrase occurs:
>
> 1.  In the terminology section with a reference to RFC 3986.
>
> 2.  In point 2 of each of the four profiles where the phrase
>     is "base URI property...in conformance with XML Base".
>
> 3.  In section 3.1 of the invariants where it is shown as
>     [base URI] and is pretty clearly representing an Infoset
>     property.
>
> It is not really clear what the phrase "base URI property" 
> in section 2 means.  If "base URI" in this spec is really 
> defined by RFC 3986, then it makes no sense to say "base
> URI property" in section 2.

You're right.

> And [base URI] in section 3.1 is certainly a reference to the
> Infoset.

Also right.

> I see two choices:
>
> a.  Leave the reference to RFC 3986 in the terminology section
>     and delete the word "property" from the phrase "base URI
>     property...in conformance with XML Base" in section 2;

Good suggestion.

> Regardless of any of the above, I think we need to review our
> normative and non-normative references.  In particular, given
> section 3, I would think that Infoset should be a normative
> reference.

Yes, I just hadn't gotten there.

> The latest NS 1.0 version is the third edition, not second.

Thanks.

ht
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