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Re: XML Base PER--what is a URI

From: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 12:26:59 +0200
To: "Grosso, Paul" <pgrosso@ptc.com>, public-forms@w3.org
Cc: www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.ug9gm9qrsmjzpq@acer3010>

Without having discussed this response with the group yet (we shall this  
afternoon), wouldn't the text below be exactly what the spec needs?

   It would not be right for XML Base to define what strings
   should be considered URIs.  That is entirely up to the XML
   vocabulary in question.  This spec addresses the question:
   *given* a relative URI, how is it resolved?

This actually answers the question our comment asked, and the spec did not  
make that clear.

Best wishes,

Steven Pemberton

On Tue, 09 Sep 2008 18:31:25 +0200, Grosso, Paul <pgrosso@ptc.com> wrote:

> Thank you for your comments at
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-xml-linking-comments/2008AprJun/
> 0011
> on the XML Base Second Edition PER.
>
> Regarding:
>
>> It is not clear from the spec about what is
>> permitted to be considered a URI in a host
>> language. The spec refers to URIs everywhere,
>> without exactly specifying what qualifies. In
>> particular we hope that XML Base may be used at
>> any point some value is interpreted as a relative
>> URI/IRI, even if that value isn't a URI per se.
>
> The XML Core WG has reviewed this comment and decided not
> to make any change to XML Base Second Edition with the
> following explanation:
>
> It would not be right for XML Base to define what strings
> should be considered URIs.  That is entirely up to the XML
> vocabulary in question.  This spec addresses the question:
> *given* a relative URI, how is it resolved?  It thus fills
> the role described in RFC 3986 section 5.1.1: it specifies
> how a base URI can be embedded in XML content.
>
>
> See also
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-xml-linking-comments/2008JulSep/
> 0000
> and
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-xml-linking-comments/2008JulSep/
> 0006
> for previous reponses.
>
>
> We hope to transition XML Base to Recommendation within
> the next few weeks.  Please let us know if you accept
> our disposition of this comment as soon as feasible.
> If we have not heard by September 22, we will assume
> you have no objection to our resolution.
>
> Paul Grosso
> for the XML Core WG
Received on Wednesday, 10 September 2008 10:27:49 GMT

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