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RE: XML Base PER--what is a URI

From: Hugh Wallis <xmlschema@standarddimensions.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 14:50:04 +0100
To: "'Richard Tobin'" <richard@inf.ed.ac.uk>, <www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org>
Cc: "'Steven Pemberton'" <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>, <public-forms@w3.org>, "'Paul Grosso'" <pgrosso@ptc.com>
Message-ID: <019c01c9134c$22ab6570$0201a8c0@HughDell>

Why would the WG not adopt the W3C's official position on what constitutes a
URI [1] ? (which references RFC 3986 [2] )

"That is the responsibility of each XML vocabulary." seems to leave open too
much room for interpretation.

At minimum I would think the specification should include a reference to the
W3C's offcial position.


[1] http://www.w3.org/News/2005#item13  

[2] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3986.txt

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[mailto:www-xml-linking-comments-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Richard Tobin
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Cc: Steven Pemberton; public-forms@w3.org; Paul Grosso
Subject: Re: XML Base PER--what is a URI

>Without having discussed this response with the group yet (we shall 
>this afternoon), wouldn't the text below be exactly what the spec needs?
>   It would not be right for XML Base to define what strings
>   should be considered URIs.  That is entirely up to the XML
>   vocabulary in question.  This spec addresses the question:
>   *given* a relative URI, how is it resolved?

I have added a paragraph to the introduction (slightly less informally

  This specification does not attempt to specify which strings in a
  document are considered URIs. That is the responsibility of each XML
  vocabulary. The question addressed by this specification is: given a
  relative URI in an XML document, what base URI is it resolved against?

Please let us know whether you find this satisfactory.

-- Richard

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