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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: XBASE [was: [RT] latest wonderings around W3C land and surroundings]
Date Wed, 29 Mar 2000 21:53:04 GMT
John Tigue wrote:
> 
> <snip/>
> > ----------- XBase ----------------
> >
> > xbase is a simple way to make it possible for
> xml-handlers to know the
> > base URI of that document. At first, it looks like
> Cocoon _should_ be
> > able to use that information in order to locate
> URIs. The question is:
> > does XBase violate concern separation?
> >
> > think about it: if you have
> xbase:base="http://myhost/mypath/" in your
> > document, how are you going to move it around?
> >
> > Hmmm, makes me think that XBase is good on client
> side, but on server
> > side sucks.
> <snip />
> 
> True, absolute URIs to "neighbor" resources are
> foolish.
> 
> The XBASE WD says that the value of  xml:base can be a
> relative URI.
> See the section entitled "Resolving Relative URIs "
> [1] for how this is to
> work. I would expect that apps/docs could still
> benefit from some
> shorthand on the server side (in terms of convenience,
> maintainance, and verbosity).

Good point, you're definately right on this.

Should we expect the Xerces project to take over this? Mike?

-- 
Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
                          able to give birth to a dancing star.
<stefano@apache.org>                             Friedrich Nietzsche
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