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Re: XML Base and "valid XML Resource Identifiers"

From: Richard Tobin <richard@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2007 14:16:47 +0000 (GMT)
To: www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org
Message-Id: <20070207141647.BC64F1A67B6@macpro.inf.ed.ac.uk>

I agree that the definition needs to be made precise.  This should
happen in XLink rather than XML Base.

The intention what you'd expect: XLink gives the algorithm for turning
XML Resource Identifiers into URIs, and something is an XML Resource
Identifier if applying that algorithm results in a URI.

By the way, this is not a new problem: the definition of system
identifiers in XML has a production, but it is also supposed to be
converted to a URI by the same escaping process (the text in XML 1.x
was derived from that in XLink before the XML Resource Identifier
terminology was introduced).  So what's supposed to happen with an XML
system identifier that isn't a URI after escaping?

-- Richard
Received on Wednesday, 7 February 2007 14:13:41 UTC

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