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   Re: [xml-dev] XPointer crisis

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2/1/2002 11:59:30 AM, "David G. Durand" <david@dynamicdiagrams.com> 

>Xpointer seems to be under imminent threat of being gutted.

>If you want Xpointer killed, you can of course relax, because it 
>seems to be dying quickly.

I must admit that I've only heard the other side of the argument, 
i.e. from those who want to "gut" it into something that is more 
easily understandable and implementable in v 1.0.  I haven't followed 
the list closely enough to have an opinion on the question of 
subsetting vs conformance levels.

Could someone please back up a bit and put this into context for non-
specialists? Also, recall that the majority of people here don't have 
access to the W3C mail archives ... Why would a "gutted" XPointer 
spec be worse than no XPointer spec?  And why is there still no 
XPointer Recommendation if the current spec is worth fighting for?

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