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Re: XML Base and XPath absolutizing of URIs

From: David Carlisle <david@dcarlisle.demon.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 23:32:38 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <m131cl4-000OdDC@dcarlisle.demon.co.uk>
To: jborden@mediaone.net
CC: xml-uri@w3.org

> The fact that XPath specifies URI absolutization may indeed affect XPath
> processing, yet this does not invalidate the processing, indeed this is the
> expected behavior.

xpath is in conflict with xml namespaces at present, it _is_ clear
that one has to change. If you layer something above namespaces
that dereferences a resource or uses rdf or something then it is clear
that you need to make the URI ansolute at that point. But xpath does
not do that it is just an interface for asking the question
"what is the namespace name of the current node?"
It does not make sense for the answer returned to differ from the
answer you get from the namespace spec.

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