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Re: Documents without a base URI

From: Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com>
Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 21:39:42 -0400
Message-Id: <200005250137.VAA26702@hesketh.net>
To: xml-uri@w3.org
At 09:58 PM 5/24/00 -0400, you wrote:
>Simon St.Laurent scripsit:
>> How do you absolutize a relative URI when there is no information about a
>> base URI?
>
>It's an error to have such a thing.

What kind of error?  Is it a document flaw?  I don't think so.

>> I'm not sure that these cases "can't usefully contain... relative namespace
>> names" - in fact, I'm quite sure that they could.  
>
>Relative to what?

If it's just a name, I'm not sure that matters.  If it's a URI reference,
it certainly does.  I like choice #1.

Simon St.Laurent
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