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   Re: Xpointer Entity

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  • From: "Ogievetsky, Nikita" <nikita.ogievetsky@csfb.com>
  • To: "'xml-dev@ic.ac.uk'" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1999 17:53:19 -0500

Steve DeRose wrote:
>I imagine you mean "in" the system identifier of an entity declaration,
>For example,
><!ENTITY mysection SYSTEM
>>Is it (or will it be?) possible to use XPointer as Entity reference?
>>This will allow me to generic element content, changing depending on
>>children/ancestors surrounding... (so close to real life...)
>>Of course it is dangerous as a source of circular references...
>>- so it will be an extra burden for a parser.

Yes this will be really good to have. But I want to go even further:
Sort of XPoiter function. For example: 

  <About>My name is &ancestor(1,this,FirstName,*);</About>

i.e. XPointer relative to context of current #element.
I do not want to hardcode it becouse a user should be free to modify
however he wants.
I am working now on an application that needs this kind of functionality.
I do not know of any parser that has it, so will have to create 
an add-on. If you have any advice, would greatly appreciate it.

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