Re: Comments, parsers, XPointers
[John E. Simpson] > From previous (sometimes contentious) discussions on this list, I > gather that there's no provision in SAX for passing document <!-- > comments --> to a downstream application. > > The XPointer WD, production 12, allows for relative addressing by > node type (element, PI, and so on), *including* comments. > > Does the downstream invisibility of comments imply that a URL like > this will always fail? > somedoc.xml#child(1,#comment) > > Thanks for any insights, Insight: XML != SAX. A purely SAX implementation will not see comments, so an XPointer implementation based on it will fail with that pointer. However, a different XML parser may still have the comments, and an XPointer based on it may well find them. A complete XPointer implementation would need to have access to the comments, though I'm not entirely sure what the purpose would be (except possibly for editing applications). -Chris -- <!NOTATION SGML.Geek PUBLIC "-//Anonymous//NOTATION SGML Geek//EN"> <!ENTITY crism PUBLIC "-//O'Reilly//NONSGML Christopher R. Maden//EN" "<URL>http://www.oreilly.com/people/staff/crism/ <TEL>+1.617.499.7487 <USMAIL>90 Sherman Street, Cambridge, MA 02140 USA" NDATA SGML.Geek> xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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