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Re: XML Base PER--existing applications may break

From: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2008 14:26:14 +0100
To: "Grosso, Paul" <pgrosso@ptc.com>
Cc: www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org, "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Message-ID: <op.uj5d90tysmjzpq@acer3010>

Paul,

Thank you for your reply.

This was apparently a misunderstanding on our behalf.

Your reply is entirely satisfactory.

Best wishes,

Steven Pemberton
For the XHTML2 WG

On Tue, 09 Sep 2008 18:31:29 +0200, Grosso, Paul <pgrosso@ptc.com> wrote:

> Thank you for your comments at
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-xml-linking-comments/2008AprJun/
> 0011
> on the XML Base Second Edition PER.
>
> Regarding:
>
>> Consuming applications of the new edition might
>> have failures in attributes expecting only URIs
>> unless the application language is rev'd to both
>> include this new version of base AND upgrade all
>> URIs to IRIs at the same time. It seems like there
>> should at least be a note to point that out.
>
> The XML Core WG has reviewed this comment and decided not
> to make any change to XML Base Second Edition with the
> following explanation:
>
> It was never the case that xml:base values were "only
> URIs".  The change from the earlier language in XML base
> to LEIRIs is not a normative change.  We are merely replacing
> the description of allowed xml:base values with a reference
> to LEIRIs which (by design) describe the very same thing.
>
> See also
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-xml-linking-comments/2008JulSep/
> 0000
> for previous reponses.
>
> We hope to transition XML Base to Recommendation within
> the next few weeks.  Please let us know if you accept
> our disposition of this comment as soon as feasible.
> If we have not heard by September 22, we will assume
> you have no objection to our resolution.
>
> Paul Grosso
> for the XML Core WG
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