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Re: Fixed base

From: David Carlisle <david@dcarlisle.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2000 22:43:00 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <m134VnQ-000OdCC@dcarlisle.demon.co.uk>
To: david@dynamicdiagrams.com
CC: xml-uri@w3.org

> We can almost entirely preserve literal comparison by using a base 
> URI that is the null string. In this case, relative URI references 
> absolutize to syntactically illegal absolute URIs

The main feature of "fixed base" is that it always provides a valid
absolute URI + frag id for RDF (and other such systems) to use to make
assertions about some resource identified by the namespace URI.
So having an illegal URI probably isn't what is wanted here.

Received on Tuesday, 20 June 2000 17:58:43 UTC

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