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Re: XLink 1.1: XML Base confusion

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 21:26:02 +0100
To: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Cc: www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <b3eat15pmgn3lj36cq4jqoh1jjjlb75cs4@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Norman Walsh wrote:
>|   http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-xlink11-20050707/ section 5.4 notes "If
>| the URI reference is relative, its absolute version must be computed by
>| the method of [XML Base] before use." Due to the other problems in the
>| same section, and considering that XML Base refers to a different
>| version of the URI specification and requires behavior with respect to
>| illegal characters that is inconsistent with RFC 3987, it is highly
>| unclear what the implications of this conformance requirement are.
>| Please change the draft such that XML Base and XLink 1.1 are consistent
>| with respect to these matters. This will likely require updates to XML
>| Base.
>As near as we can tell, this is a suggestion to update XML Base so that
>it is consistent with XLink 1.1 and IRI. The Core WG will undertake to
>construct such an erratum to XML Base.

Could you elaborate which changes the XML Core Working Group is going to
propose and what the schedule would be to make a call for review of the
edited recommendation or the proposed correction so this change can be-
come normative? Without knowing how the Working Group is going to handle
this problem I cannot review the response, I'm afraid.
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