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Re: Swamped (Was:Re: Call the question!)

From: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@dyomedea.com>
Date: Mon, 22 May 2000 23:31:31 +0200
Message-ID: <3929A733.8E298FD@dyomedea.com>
To: keshlam@us.ibm.com
CC: "Clark C. Evans" <cce@clarkevans.com>, xml-uri@w3.org
keshlam@us.ibm.com wrote:

> OPTION 2: ABSOLUTIZE RELATIVE REFERENCES. Namespace Names are URI
> References "writ large". If an author writes a relative URI, applications
> see it only in its absolutized form, after being combined with the base URI
> in effect at that point in the document. Note that a single document may
> have multiple base URIs, due to the use of external entities; the XBASE
> proposal raises the same possibility.

- the XBase instability will impact transformation tools (XSLT) which
will
  either need to transform the namespaces relative URIs if it can see 
  them as such  
  (see http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xml-uri/2000May/0326.html
   and http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xml-uri/2000May/0377.html)
  or, if it can see only the absolutized form will not be able to
  generate relative URIs 
  (see http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xml-uri/2000May/0373.html)

Eric
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