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BaseDecl and PrefixDecl?

From: Thompson, Bryan B. <BRYAN.B.THOMPSON@saic.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 19:22:58 -0500
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I am trying to figure out what semantic constraints are present on the
QuotedURI(Ref) for the BaseDecl and PrefixDecl productions.

Are the QuotedURIRefs for BaseDecl and/or PrefixDecl _required_ to be
absolute URIs?  May they be relative URIs?  Opaque?

Are there any constraints on the kind of URI that may be used for a
BaseDecl?  E.g., a URN?

Should the BaseDecl be used to resolve a relative URI in a PrefixDecl?

The spec says that a PrefixDecl may be re-bound.  However, I can not
think of any use case for this.  Since prefixes may only be bound at
the top of the query, and since a PrefixDecl may not use a QNAME, it
seems likely that re-defining a prefix will always indicate a user

Is there any default namespace if none has been defined?  If not, is
it an error to write ":foo" if the default namespace has not been


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