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Re: The "deprecate/fixed-base" option

From: Clark C. Evans <cce@clarkevans.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2000 11:40:50 -0400 (EDT)
To: David Carlisle <david@dcarlisle.demon.co.uk>
cc: cowan@locke.ccil.org, xml-uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.10006081134320.1139-100000@clarkevans.com>
On Thu, 8 Jun 2000, David Carlisle wrote:
> > 2) As an interpretation rule, all relative URI references are to be
> > absolutized relative to the fixed base URI
> > "http://www.w3.org/2000/Namespaces/base/"
> Thinking about this a bit more, it would be better if a
> different protocol or hostname part could be used

I'd prefer a new protocol, one that does not imply 
that the namespace is a hypertext resource or 
mail box resource, etc.

> "http://relativenamespacenames.w3.org/2000/Namespaces/base/"


> Using the one you suggested (or the one I suggested earlier) would
> mean that  xmlns="../../../1998/Math/MathML" would be a valid
> declaration of MathML, which isn't very nice. 

Given "http://www.w3c.org/2000/Namespaces/base", what would
happen if my relative namespace is...


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