Randy Charles Morin blogs about Really Simple Syndication, RDF, FOAF, The Semantic Web and Social Software.
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User: People are telling me that the xml:base directive at the top of the XML stops this issue.
Bill Kearney: In the purest 'technical sense' it can be made to work. But in the context of an RSS feed relative URLs do not work, regardless of any base declarations. There are *one or two* readers that make it work but most will not.
Randy: Excellent observation by Bill about the use of xml:base and relative URLs in RSS. Yes, you can do it, but few RSS readers recognize this construct. An example use of xml:base, which is discouraged, follows.
<rss version='2.0' xml:base='http://www.kbcafe.com/'>