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Re: xml:base (was Re: IRI meets RDF meets HTTP redirect)

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2007 19:29:55 +0200
Message-ID: <514746951.20070420192955@w3.org>
To: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
Cc: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>, <semantic-web@w3.org>, <www-international@w3.org>

On Thursday, April 19, 2007, 5:14:49 PM, John wrote:


JC> Note:  I'm a member of the XML Core WG, which owns the XML Base spec,
JC> and I may speak in accordance with my best recollection of things
JC> discussed there when making statements about intentions.  However,
JC> I don't speak for the WG.

And I am equally drawing on recollections of a working lunch at the Tech Plenary, with Paul Grosso and others, where the notion that the infoset property for the base URI 'represented a URI' rather than 'contained a URI' and thus, was compatible with IRIs, was discussed.

I agree that the term IRI is a more recent coinage than many of the specifications which allowed a wider range of non-ASCII characters to 'represent URIs' after escaping.

I disagree with your assertion that simply using XML Base (without dereferencing) forces a hexification. 


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