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   Re: [xml-dev] Relative URLs using the file scheme?

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Hi James,

>the xerces support question is a good one. where the url has a scheme, it is not a relative url.
>what's more, what is the sense of specifying the scheme on a relative url.
>wouldn't "myDir/mFile" make more sense. where one specifies the scheme, the effect would be distinctly not relative, since, for example, were a document to
>have, for example, an http: base url, a file: relative url would denote a change in scheme.
That's a good point and I did in fact test this with the latest version 
of Xerces and it seems to work!

So it seems that a relative URI can be specified by not defining a 
scheme which makes sense to me. However, does this then mean that Xalan 
and Saxon are wrong in accepting


as a relative URI?


>none of which, however, affects the prejudice, that it should work anyway.
>you wrote:
>>Hi all,
>>I've run into a problem using Xerces (2.2.0) for W3C XML Schema
>>validation when it comes to specifying relative paths to the schema
>>document. Here is the scenario:
>>Hi Eddie. Is a string of the form "file:myDir/myFile" really a relative
>>I'm not sure it is; the hostname isn't mentioned at the very least.
>>it be "file:///./myDir/myFile"?


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