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   Re: [xml-dev] XPointer crisis

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On Friday 01 February 2002 02:14 pm, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> What level of support are you adding?

Not "are you", but "were you". I did the work last year.

> XPointer as more-or-less a query doesn't seem very difficult to me.

Right. select is easy... but still very useful for building 
KWIC/summaries, for example.

> XPointer as decorating a tree with links and presenting that tree
> interactively seems very very difficult.

Yes. XPointer in match patterns has some interesting twists... but 
really, not *that* much harder than XPath. That allows you to, for 
example, select all the words "Simon" and generate a link to 

> > Comparatively, I would say that *XPath* is a huge beast.
> Sure, but at least XPath thinks in terms of nodes, and doesn't jump
> boundaries on a regular basis.

I personally think this is a singular failing of all the W3C work... 
but that's a separate discussion for another day...


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