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   Re: #cdata?

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  • From: Lars Marius Garshol <larsga@step.de>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Fri, 08 May 1998 09:23:09 +0200

Eve L. Maler wrote:
> I hope you'll share future news of your implementation as
> you go along.

With pleasure. :)

I'll post again with more information and feedback, when I've got enough
it covered to make a release.

> It was decided to add this back in December.  However, several WG members
> have since had a change of heart.  So I have a feeling that it may not
> survive.

That would make at least one XML hacker slightly happier.
> My own belief is that having the "string" location term is sufficient, and
> sufficiently robust, to do any addressing you'd want to do into a CDATA
> section.

That's a belief I share.
> If we do want to allow addressing into some construct that the DOM doesn't
> support, it's incumbent on the XLink side to request new functionality from
> the DOM folks.

Then I see something that seems highly important: a method in the
interface for returning the element with a given ID. Something like

   Element getElementWithID(in wstring id);

You've very likely already thought of and discussed this, so it would be
nice to hear what is likely to happen in this area. (I could subclass
Document object and the DOM builder in the Python DOM implementation to
this information, but it seems pointless if the DOM is going to include

--Lars M.

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