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   Re: [xml-dev] more QName madness

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Daniel Veillard scripsit:

>   but what about URI-References ;-)
>   <fragment href="foo.xml#[XPointer]"/>
> you still need the context to get hold of the resource and then be able
> to do the XPointer computation. 

In that case, the meaning of the relative URI is determined by the context
(viz. the location) of the embedding document, *not* by its content.
This distinction is fundamental, though I admit that xml:base blurs it.

> [H]aving the xmlns() scheme to use the same prefix (when possible) in the
> XPointer and target would allow to make nice examples and exercises in 
> an XML Namespaces for Dummies book :-)

Certainly a reasonable "best practice", though of course not possible
in the case of non-sane documents.

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