[XML-DEV Mailing List Archive Home] [By Thread] [By Date] [Recent Entries] [Reply To This Message]

Re: xml:base and fragments

  • From: Peter Flynn <peter@silmaril.ie>
  • To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Mon, 8 May 2017 19:51:22 +0100

Re:  xml:base and fragments
On 05/05/17 17:48, Liam R. E. Quin wrote:
> There's no expectation in HTML at least that following a link to
> #apple will involve fetching a different resource - rather, base,
> and xml:base, tell us where we really are when we do that.

We can now muddy the water by asking where the target 'apple' links to
in the example below, if we are processing valid XML and the schema/dtd
declares 'target' as IDREF.

<div xml:base="http://www.dictionary.com/a.html">
    <item xml:id="apple">
      <p>A fruit, and a <link uri="http://www.apple.com/">make
         of computer</a></p>
    <item xml:id="pear">
      <p>A fruit, certainly not an <ref target="apple">Apple</ref>.</p>

The 'uri' attribute has an absolute value, so it overrides any value
given in xml:base. The 'target' value is no longer a #fragment, and so I
assume it is regarded as out of scope for resolution wrt the xml:base.

I am clearly missing something here: why are people using #fragment
identifiers in XML (non-XHTML/HTML5) documents (eg TEI)?


[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index]


Purchasing Stylus Studio from our online shop is Easy, Secure and Value Priced!

Buy Stylus Studio Now

Download The World's Best XML IDE!

Accelerate XML development with our award-winning XML IDE - Download a free trial today!

Don't miss another message! Subscribe to this list today.
First Name
Last Name
Subscribe in XML format
RSS 2.0
Atom 0.3

Stylus Studio has published XML-DEV in RSS and ATOM formats, enabling users to easily subcribe to the list from their preferred news reader application.

Stylus Studio Sponsored Links are added links designed to provide related and additional information to the visitors of this website. they were not included by the author in the initial post. To view the content without the Sponsor Links please click here.

Site Map | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Trademarks
Free Stylus Studio XML Training:
W3C Member
Stylus Studio® and DataDirect XQuery ™are products from DataDirect Technologies, is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation, in the U.S. and other countries. © 2004-2013 All Rights Reserved.