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   Re: [xml-dev] Entity resolution vs. URI resolution

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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.

- Dave

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Cowan" <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
To: "David Brownell" <david-b@pacbell.net>
Cc: "Edwin Goei" <edwingo@sun.com>; <xml-dev@lists.xml.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.


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