Re: ANN: xpath1() scheme for XPointer
> At 10:11 AM 10/26/2002 -0600, Uche Ogbuji wrote: > >Maybe your idea will work for the XInclude part, though I think it's > >likely to > >be messy either way. However wording that says "xpath() processors must > >report an error if they encounter either an unresolved entity" is not really > >meaningful. You rightly couch your draft mostly by reference to XPath, and > >XPath has no concept of an XML entity (besides the sliver in > >unparsed-entity-uri(). I think it's not really meaningful, then to say that > >an XPath processor could encounter an unresolved entity. > > It's not meaningful to the XPath processor itself, but it could plausibly > be triggered by an unparsed entity report from the parser feeding the XPath > processor. > > Plausible doesn't seem good enough in this case, so I'm leaning toward a > simple warning in the document that XPath resolution may return varying > results depending on the parser used to feed the XPath processor. If I had a vote, I'd vote for this. Fiats on lower-level ambiguities would only tend to smirch the neatness of your spec. > I could > alternately specify that entity resolution must be performed before the > XPath processor, but that feels like my higher-level spec is reaching down > a few levels into the murk. Precisely. -- 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 y.html The Past, Present and Future of Web Services 1 - http://www.webservices.org/ind ex.php/article/articleview/663/1/24/ The Past, Present and Future of Web Services 2 - 'http://www.webservices.org/in dex.php/article/articleview/679/1/24/ Serenity through markup - http://adtmag.com/article.asp?id=6807 Tip: Using generators for XML processing - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerwork s/xml/library/x-tipgenr.html
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