Re: Comments, parsers, XPointers
At 13:34 01/01/80 -0500, David Megginson wrote: > >In the longer term, what we need is an official definition of an XML >information set, specifying (for example) that reporting comments is >optional, while reporting the start and end of elements is required. >Once such a beastie exists, many vexing questions about (and >inconsistencies among) the DOM, XPointers, SAX, XSL, etc. will >disappear. > Agreed. But I think we need it in the shorter term :-) Over the last day Eliot Kimber has spent a lot of time (thanks :-) helping to clear up some of my ideas about addressing and linking. (I have been much concerned about how to build software that is unambiguous). I believe I'm quoting Eliot correctly in saying that it is impossible to implement Xpointer rigorously until we agree on the abstract model of an XML document. I suspect we don't, all, yet... P. Peter Murray-Rust, Director Virtual School of Molecular Sciences, domestic net connection VSMS http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/vsms, Virtual Hyperglossary http://www.venus.co.uk/vhg 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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