[DAS2] hrefs and xml:base

Helt,Gregg Gregg_Helt at affymetrix.com
Wed May 4 20:15:23 UTC 2005

If we want to fully adopt the xml:base standard (which I think we do),
then my interpretation is that xml:base is lexically scoped and within
its scope allows any attribute that requires a URI to be potentially
specified as a relative URI (relative to the xml:base) instead of an
absolute URI.  

So I would say "href", "doc_href", "id", and a number of other
attributes should obey the xml:base directive(s).  Note that this
doesn't preclude using an absolute URI for these values, it just also
allows using a relative URI.

Here's a nice concise summary of xml:base :


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> Do the 'href' and 'doc_href' fields obey the xml:base
> directive or only the "id" fields?
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