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   Re: FYI: Announcement of a new I-D for XML media types

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  • From: richard@cogsci.ed.ac.uk (Richard Tobin)
  • To: xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: 9 May 2000 21:56:33 GMT

In article <3918611F.B80DA188@geotempo.com>,
Rick JELLIFFE <ricko@geotempo.com> wrote:

>3) Support for xml:base. Xml:base is currently being railroaded through
>W3C with requirements document--on behalf of my organization which is a
>W3C member I have repeatedly asked what its justification is, and there
>has never been any answer.

The reason *I* need xml:base is so that I can include part of one
document in another without losing the base URI of the document it
came from.

> It does not apply to URIs in SYSTEM identifiers
>in entities, ASAIK. 

How could it apply to SYSTEM identifiers?  xml:base appears in the
instance, SYSTEM ids in the DTD.

-- Richard
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