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RE: Defaule base URI for files

From: Clark C. Evans <cce@clarkevans.com>
Date: Sat, 20 May 2000 11:20:10 -0400 (EDT)
To: Jonathan Borden <jborden@mediaone.net>
cc: xml-uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.10005201117160.15195-100000@clarkevans.com>
It does seem to me that the primary hurdle now 
is defining a 'reasonable' "default" base URI 
for relative references.. or simply forbidding 
relative references until <xml:base> comes along.

This suggestion below sounds interesting; any
down sides?

On Sat, 20 May 2000, Jonathan Borden wrote:
> But suppose we define the default base URI of 
> any XML document as the namespace of the root 
> element, and the default base URI of an element
> as its namespace. In this case composition of
> relative URIs works just fine and depends only 
> on the contents, not the location of, a document.

I suppose then it would be forbidden for the
root element to have a relative reference then?

Clark
Received on Saturday, 20 May 2000 11:17:20 UTC

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