[DAS2] hrefs and xml:base
ed_erwin at affymetrix.com
Fri May 6 17:16:03 UTC 2005
The document you cite as defining xml:base leaves me with an unanswered
question. It says that this is inspired by the html <base> tag, but
doesn't say whether it works in the same complex way that html <base> works.
Namely, with this base tag:
In other words, it doesn't simply do a String concatenation of the base
and the href, but rather has to throw away the "intro.html" part and
interpret the meaning of ".."
This example comes from
Is there some more complete specification of xml:base that states
whether these complicated things are allowed?
> 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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