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Elliotte Rusty Harold scripsit:
> 2. the base URI of the element's parent element within the document
> or external entity, if one exists, otherwise
> Clearly, point 2 applies. Unfortunately the English is unclear. Does it mean:
> A. the base URI of the element's parent element within the *same*
> entity, whether that entity is a document entity or external entity
> B. the base URI of the element's parent element whether the element
> comes from the document entity or an external entity
I think clearly A is meant, otherwise there would be no point in mentioning
entities at all in point 2. A clearer wording would be "document entity or
external entity" rather than "document or external entity".
See .sig below for a terse explication of this kind of reasoning.
John Cowan email@example.com www.reutershealth.com www.ccil.org/~cowan
"The exception proves the rule." Dimbulbs think: "Your counterexample proves
my theory." Latin students think "'Probat' means 'tests': the exception puts
the rule to the proof." But legal historians know it means "Evidence for an
exception is evidence of the existence of a rule in cases not excepted from."