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  • From: Jonathan Borden <jborden@mediaone.net>
  • To: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@dyomedea.com>, xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2000 13:25:56 -0400

Eric, actually many of these concepts are quite similar to XSet
[http://www.openhealth.org/XSet/xml.xml] . XSet actually defines a detailed
XML based expansion of an XML document, where the ultimate terminal nodes
are elements of the type <char char="X"/> or <c hex="20"/> or <string

I've recently posted some examples of using XPath or XPointer as a way to
address arbitrary details within an XML document, for example, the 3rd
character in an attribute value, or the 5th whitespace character in the ...

The way this is done is to use the XSet XML "expansion" of the native XML
document. In many cases this is too detailed. I've posted an early example
of a way to "prune" this XSet tree into "meaningful" information ala the
Infoset. see http://www.openhealth.org/XSet/apigen.xsl , What I'm currently
developing are vocabularies to prune, condense and transform XSet plans into
arbitrary XML models which can be addressed via XPath/XPointer. Additionally
the XMTP project will define an XSet XML expansion of an arbitrary MIME
serialization. In this way XPath/XPointer can be used as a general
addressing mechanism ala HyTime.

Jonathan Borden
The Open Healthcare Group

----- Original Message -----
From: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@dyomedea.com>
To: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2000 11:23 AM
Subject: XML serialization of a XML document.

> Hi,
> At the fringe between concepts such as the infoset and XSet, I have
> begun to think of a way to use XML to represent the full content of XML
> document.
> The first step of these thoughts have been published under
> http://www.xml.com/pub/2000/08/09/xslt/xslt.html and I would be very
> interested by your feedback and especially to know if you think it worth
> going further in this direction.
> Thanks
> Eric
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> Eric van der Vlist       Dyomedea                    http://dyomedea.com
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