(I post this here since it's XML-relevant and I know at least some of the XPointer/XLink WG members read this list.) I'm currently writing a toy XPointer implementation in Python (which will quite possibly become serious later) and have to say I'm impressed with the XPointer specification. Very clear descriptions and a nice syntax. However, I'm rather surprised that the 19980303 WD allows pointers to distinguish nodes of type #cdata, that is, CDATA marked sections, so that root().child(3,#cdata) points to the third CDATA section that's a direct child of the document element. The reason I'm surprised that this is in the WD is that to support this the XPointer implementation will have to ride on top of a parser that reports CDATA sections as a distinct syntactic construct, instead of classing it as text, which is the usual solution. SAX does not do this, nor does the DOM level 1 (WD 19980416) AFAICS. I also have problems seeing the utility of this feature. Can anyone comment on on whether it will be an XPointers feature in future WDs and if so why? --Lars M. 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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