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Re: Fwd: Moving exc-c14n forward: your response is needed!

From: Joseph Reagle <reagle@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 13:51:21 -0400
Message-Id: <200204241751.NAA23093@tux.w3.org>
To: "Jonathan Marsh" <jmarsh@microsoft.com>, "Martin Duerst" <duerst@w3.org>, <Misha.Wolf@reuters.com>, "Philippe Le Hegaret" <plh@w3.org>
Cc: <w3c-i18n-wg@w3.org>, <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>, <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
On Monday 22 April 2002 16:38, Jonathan Marsh wrote:
> > ... the question is whether
> > xml:base="" means 'the current document is the base' or it means
> > 'don't change the base you have', or it is undefined.
>
> xml:base="" means don't change the base you have.  An empty string is
> treated as any other relative URI.

Thanks for the clarification. As an aside, when the XML Base specifications 
refers to "parent" [1] it means "ancestor", right?


<GrandParent>
<GrandParent>
<GrandParent>


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlbase/#granularity
The base URI of an element is:

1. the base URI specified by an xml:base attribute on the element, if one 
exists, otherwise
2. the base URI of the element's parent element within the document or 
external entity, if one exists, otherwise
3. the base URI of the document entity or external entity containing the 
element.
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