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XML Core response to XMLP request on xml:base in SOAP

From: David Orchard <orchard@pacificspirit.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 11:24:12 -0700
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To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Cc: w3c-xml-core-wg@w3.org
I've included the XML core group's response to xmlp request

<xi:postinclude href=xmlcoreResponse">

The XML Core WG had CONSENSUS on the following comments:
1. Provided that no SOAP-defined elements allow relative URIs, it
would not be wrong to disallow xml:base on SOAP-defined elements.
2. What happens regarding xml:base within the payload is up to the
application that processes the payload.
3. If/when xml:base is allowed/recognized on the SOAP-defined
elements, the SOAP application must take the xml:base attribute
into account when determining the base URI in effect at the
boundary of the payload.
4. The XML Core WG recommends that XMLP allow xml:base on
SOAP-defined elements per 3 above (instead of going with 1
above) because it is more consistent with the Infoset and
Infoset-driven processors. Note that XMLP must have already
said that use of namespace attributes in the envelope properly
filters down into the payload, and it would be consistent and
useful to do the same with XML Base attributes in the envelope.

There may similar considerations regarding xml:space and xml:lang,
but the XML Core WG doesn't have a comment on this at this time.

Received on Wednesday, 12 September 2001 16:21:08 UTC

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