Re: Re: determining ID-ness in XML
> Again, what > does an XPointer do with a PDF document? Nothing, but a URL ending in a fragment id _does_ do something, or can at least, for a PDF document as PDF files have a consistently defined (for pdf) internal id notion, so if you have internal named labels in the pdf then http:......xxx.pdf#foo can work as desired and xxx.pdf can load into your pdf browser, scrolled to show the location marked with the label foo. Within the specifc domain of XML documents, saying "Xpointer" and "URI fragment identifier" is supposed to be the same thing, but for pdf they are quite different. Surely the trouble that we're trying to address is that http:......xxx.xml#foo doesn't reliably work, and PDF doesn't have that problem, does it? Of course even if we get something specified for XML the problem doesn't go away, it just shifts around a bit, in particular many XML files will have a xml-stylesheet PI specifying a transform, and then you have to decide whether the #foo means an ID from the XML document or in the generated HTML (or PDF or whatever else is generated). If it means the latter, much of the current discussion is moot. (If the transform is happening on the client then I think that the #foo is supposed to be the fragment identifier of the mime type received (ie XML so Xpointer) although in practice IE at least treats it as a name in the generated HTML, which can be useful sometimes... David _____________________________________________________________________ This message has been checked for all known viruses by Star Internet delivered through the MessageLabs Virus Scanning Service. For further information visit http://www.star.net.uk/stats.asp or alternatively call Star Internet for details on the Virus Scanning Service.
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