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- From: Chris Maden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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- Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 13:26:05 -0400 (EDT)
[John E. Simpson]
> From previous (sometimes contentious) discussions on this list, I
> gather that there's no provision in SAX for passing document <!--
> comments --> to a downstream application.
> The XPointer WD, production 12, allows for relative addressing by
> node type (element, PI, and so on), *including* comments.
> Does the downstream invisibility of comments imply that a URL like
> this will always fail?
> Thanks for any insights,
Insight: XML != SAX.
A purely SAX implementation will not see comments, so an XPointer
implementation based on it will fail with that pointer.
However, a different XML parser may still have the comments, and an
XPointer based on it may well find them. A complete XPointer
implementation would need to have access to the comments, though I'm
not entirely sure what the purpose would be (except possibly for
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