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Re: Proposed positive text for XML Base

From: Doug Davis <dug@us.ibm.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2001 14:57:48 -0400
To: David Orchard <david.orchard@bea.com>
Cc: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFC0E24815.19B54314-ON85256ADD.00680470@raleigh.ibm.com >
David,
  In the 1st paragraph you have:
"This version of the SOAP specification supports the W3C XML Base
Recommendation. The xml:base attribute MAY appear on the
SOAP-ENV:Envelope, SOAP-ENV:Body, SOAP-ENV:Header, or
SOAP-ENV:Fault elements.

I'm reading the intent of this as XMLBase can be used anywhere.
If so, why do we need to call out those XML element directly,
why can't just we just stop after the 1st sentence.  Having
the 2nd one could lead people to believe that those are the only
elements that xml:base can appear in the entire XML document.

-Dug

David Orchard <david.orchard@bea.com>@w3.org on 10/05/2001 08:16:42 PM

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Subject:  Proposed positive text for XML Base



I took Noah's excellent wording[1] and semantically NOTed it.  My attempt
follows.  Please note that this wording defines that relative URI's ARE
interpreted according to xml:base, therefore implementations must support
xml:base.  It seems to me that an application that doesn't support xml:base
but supports relative URIs is an undefined state.

BASE URI's and Relative URI Resolution
--------------------------------------
"This version of the SOAP specification supports the W3C XML Base
Recommendation. The xml:base attribute MAY appear on the SOAP-ENV:Envelope,
SOAP-ENV:Body, SOAP-ENV:Header, or SOAP-ENV:Fault elements.

The XML Base specification provides a standard Base URI for the contents of
the SOAP-ENV:Body or other header entries.  Specifications for particular
applications of SOAP, as well as specifications for transport bindings,
header entries and/or body entries MAY define the interpretation of
relative URI's within such body or entries additionally. In the absence of
such additional specifications, the resolution of relative URI's appearing
within the contents of a body or other header entry is defined by XML Base.

Relative URI's MAY be used as values for attributes or elements (such as
SOAP-ENV:Actor, SOAP-ENV:EncodingStyle) defined by this specification; if
such values are used, their resolution to absolute URI's is defined
according to the XML Base Recommendation.

Namespace declarations for the namespaces used in this specification (such
as http://www.w3.org/2001/06/soap-envelope) MUST be provided as absolute
URI's. Element or attribute names qualified with relative URI namespaces
are not recognized as matching the absolute names mandated by this
specification."

Cheers,
Dave Orchard

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xml-dist-app/2001Aug/0268.html
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