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Issue #170 proposal - referencing to missing data

From: Jacek Kopecky <jacek@systinet.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 16:28:17 +0100 (CET)
To: <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0112031613530.18637-100000@mail.idoox.com>
 Hi, during the F2F meeting we decided I should write up a
proposal to issue 170 [1] according to the discussion at the
meeting.
 Here it is (I hope I remember the discussion well), it should go
somewhere into the Encoding section where it talks about the
referencing (now the href and id attributes are defined outside
the Encoding section, this should be changed).

---------- begin
 The value of the href attribute is of type anyURI. If its value
points to an element with an ID (the URI is in the form '#<id>'),
the Encoding processor MUST attempt to resolve the reference.
 If the value points to an external document (like an attachment
or a WWW document, the processor SHOULD attempt to resolve the
URI if it is capable of doing so.
 In case the URI in the href attribute is not resolved
successfully - either because the reference was unresolvable by
the processor or because the processor did not attempt to resolve
the reference - a Fault MUST be generated with the faultcode
enc:UnresolvedReference. The detail of the generated fault SHOULD
contain an element enc:UnresolvedReference containing the value
of the unresolved reference URI.
---------- end

 This proposal does not prevent in any way the cases where
referenced data is stripped out from the message, it just clearly
defines the handling of such cases.
 Best regards


                   Jacek Kopecky

                   Senior Architect, Systinet (formerly Idoox)
                   http://www.systinet.com/
Received on Monday, 3 December 2001 10:28:26 UTC

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