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RE: Proposed text for XMLBase

From: <Noah_Mendelsohn@lotus.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2001 14:11:42 -0400
To: David Orchard <orchard@pacificspirit.com>
Cc: xml-dist-app@w3.org, xml-dist-app-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF745D5E98.A8EBB029-ON85256ABF.00646DBC@lotus.com>
Sorry David, I don't think I agree.  The proposal is merely to ban 
xml:base on the elements of the SOAP vocabulary itself.  These include 
body, envelope, etc.  Surely every SOAP processor inspects those directly 
and checks them in all kinds of ways, and if you prefer to depend on 
schema validation, xml:base would only be accepted, I believe, if the 
corresponding attribute reference were on the (complex types of the) 
appropriate element declarations.  Leave it out, and you're done.  Schema 
ensures the right behavior.  Whatever the other merits of supporting of 
not supporting xml:base, I don't see validation as a problem.  What am I 

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