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Heh -- but my example used a fully qualified URI, so
that wouldn't apply in any case ... :)
Given that xml:base has been applied and produced
that fully qualified URI, I think my question still stands.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Cowan" <email@example.com>
To: "David Brownell" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "Edwin Goei" <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2002 10:36 AM
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Entity resolution vs. URI resolution
> David Brownell scripsit:
> > That presupposes that they are different things. Let me put
> > it to you this way: when would it lead to anything other than
> > confusion to resolve a URI http://xml.example.com/foo in
> > two different ways depending on whether it was used as
> > the SYSTEM id for an entity, or something else?
> Well, normally you would want a random URI in a document to
> reflect any xml:base attribute that is present, but system identifiers
> are definitely exempt from xml:base processing.