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RE: Rules for absolutizing: was Re: Are *relative* URIs as namespace nemes considered harmful?

From: Paul Grosso <pgrosso@arbortext.com>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 08:42:28 -0500
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At 22:12 2000 05 16 -0400, Jonathan Borden wrote:
>John Cowan wrote:
>> Jonathan Borden wrote:
>> >     I suppose the real question is what rules ought be applied
>> to transform
>> > a relative uri into an absolute uri:
>> RFC 2396 defines them once and for all, except that there is an extension
>> mechanism for things like the HTML BASE element or the proposed xml:base.
>> Every Web resource has a base URI, which by default is the URI of the
>> document itself.
>Yet xml:base provides a mechanism to override the rules of URI composition
>as specified in RFC 2396. 

No it does not.  XML Base says that the rules of 2396 are followed.
All XML Base does is to provide a method specific to the XML media
type to provide what 2396 calls the application dependent default
base uri (see section 5.1.4 of RFC 2396).
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