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Re: ANN: xpath1() scheme for XPointer

Re:  ANN: xpath1() scheme for XPointer

> I'm a little surprised that you seem [from the last sentence of section
> 3] to see the scheme as providing a way of addressing within an XML
> entity, rather than an XML document. In fact, I think it would be most
> useful to say that both entity expansion and XInclude processing should
> happen before XPath evaluation.

Uh oh.  Here comes Elliotte with a blackjack.  I'm ducking preemptively  ;-)

> I've been looking for a way of defining a syntax for XPath expressions
> that doesn't depend on the namespace context, for use in a dynamic
> xx:evaluate(), and this XPointer scheme seems to provide the answer.

Yes.  As Ricko said, kudos to Simon (he really worked a mitzvah on this one).  
I think this scheme will also be useful for some odd uses in 4Suite.

Agreed with all your suggested clarifications, BTW.  They will enlarge it a 
bit, but I think the result will be clearer to implementors and users.

Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
http://uche.ogbuji.net    http://4Suite.org    http://fourthought.com
Python&XML column: 2. Introducing PyXML - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2002/09/25/p
The Past, Present and Future of Web Services 1 - http://www.webservices.org/ind
The Past, Present and Future of Web Services 2 - 'http://www.webservices.org/in
Serenity through markup - http://adtmag.com/article.asp?id=6807
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