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Re: Use cases

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 14:52:48 -0400
Message-ID: <39219900.448C4DF8@reutershealth.com>
To: Leigh Dodds <ldodds@ingenta.com>, "xml-uri@w3.org" <xml-uri@w3.org>
Leigh Dodds wrote:

> 1. Want the Namespace identifier to point to a resource (possibly
> a schema)
> 
> 2. Want to distribute that resource with the document.

This use case is neutral between the "literal" and the "absolutize"
versions, though.  It doesn't help.

> C. The base URI should not be defined by *location* it should be defined
> by something else (XML Base?, or something else, its not clear if this is
> well-specified as yet)

Nevertheless, the base URI *is* well-defined by RFC 2396.  XML Base provides
a (proposed) mechanism, equivalent to the HTML BASE element, for changing
the base when useful.

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