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Re: XML Base for relative URIs: Interpretation of 5.1 of RFC 2396

From: Leslie Daigle <leslie@thinkingcat.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 14:01:11 -0400
To: Paul Grosso <pgrosso@arbortext.com>
Cc: "Martin J. Duerst" <duerst@w3.org>, uri@w3.org, www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org
Message-id: <396B60E7.222F17C4@thinkingcat.com>

Paul Grosso wrote:
> Not to my way of thinking.  The idea of "encapsulated entity" in
> section 5.1.2 of RFC 2396 is not really parallel to external
> entities--if anything, it is more similar to internal entities.
> XML external entities are separate resources with their own
> URI by which they are retrieved, and some (most?) resources that
> are, at times, processed as XML external entities can, in fact,
> be read/parsed/treated as an XML document entity themselves at
> other times.

As are HTML documents encapsulated in MIME.  

I don't see that encapsulation is a deprecation of the entity being



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Leslie Daigle
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