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Integration of xml:base and the infoset

From: Jonathan Marsh <jmarsh@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 10:41:20 -0800
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To: "'www-xml-infoset-comments@w3.org'" <www-xml-infoset-comments@w3.org>
The XML Base Working Draft contains a section [1] which "specifies an
addition to the XML Information Set which integrates the base URI
information set property and the xml:base attribute".

The reason for this is to ensure "that applications that rely on the
xml:base attribute and those that rely on mechanisms which surface the base
URI information set property produce the same results."

Describing augmentations to the XML Infoset in this manner (in the XML Base
WD) is clearly less than ideal.  Greater consistency and interoperability
would be gained by moving the content of this section into the XML Infoset
draft.  I believe the similar release dates of XML Base and XML Infoset
warrant this change.

This change also simplifies those parts of XInclude [2] which describe how
the base uri information item is affected by the infoset merging algorithm.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlbase#AEN37887872
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/xinclude#Merging%20infosets
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