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- From: "Eve L. Maler" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2000 15:52:17 -0400
I've been asked to post this message on behalf of the W3C XML Linking WG.
The WG is considering a change to XPointer to allow it to address
arbitrary external parsed entities (specifically, multiple-rooted entities
that cannot be served as */xml). The comment that raised this issue is at
. Right now there's a lot of support on the WG for making this change,
on the grounds that:
- It removes a restriction and leaves us with a more elegant model
(ChildSeq would no longer be restricted to start with /1; it could use
- It would more closely match the XPath/XSLT model, which already allows
- With a seemingly inexpensive change, XPointer becomes more functional
in dealing with XML resources.
If we made this change, it would allow XPointer to become the fragment
identifier language for */xml-external-parsed-entity as well as */xml.
We realize this change might require a change to XPointer implementations
that people are working on, so we are soliciting feedback: Would this cause
you difficulty at this stage? Please send your comments on this matter to
Eve Maler +1 781 442 3190
Sun Microsystems XML Technology Center eve.maler @ east.sun.com