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Re: XLink 1.1: XML Base confusion

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 12:57:20 +0100
To: ht@inf.ed.ac.uk (Henry S. Thompson)
Cc: www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <5vnet1hulovaniu50d7eunsaicpjqj20kj@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Henry S. Thompson wrote:
>> 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.
>For better or worse we can't ride these two horses simultaneously.  In
>general W3C practice is to allow a limited amount (1 or 2 stages in
>the process) slippage between co-dependent specs.  In this case I
>think the intent is clear, i.e. that absolutization is as per XML
>Base.  It's also true that XML Base needs to be updated, but not in
>ways which will have any significant impact on absolutization.
>Norm, Bjoern, do you think it would help to add a Note after the
>relevant text which says something along the lines of
> *Note* As of this writing [XML Base] is not IRI-friendly -- for the
> purposes of this specification will need to make appropriate
> adjustments in anticipation of an appropriate amendment to [XML
> Base].

If this note points out more clearly that there are unresolved technical
issues this would work for me. However looking at the 14 Recommendations
the XML Core Working Group is required to maintain and considering that
the XML Core Working Group apparently never made normative corrections
to 13 of them in spite of many known problems, I need to know more about
how the XML Core Working Group is going to handle this update to the XML
Base Recommendation.
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