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   RE: [xml-dev] XPointer crisis

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> From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@simonstl.com]


> XPointer is a huge beast - a good candidate for a 2.0 spec, 
> but enormous
> for a 1.0 spec.  I'd be much much happier to see something 
> smaller for a
> first round.  
> I even hope that a simpler XPointer might return some life to the
> listless XLink.

I agree. I think XPointer violates the 80/20 rule. The text range selection
supports valid use cases, but I think these use cases are far less common
than those that want a simple method for addressing nodes in a document. I
don't think these latter more prevalent use cases should have to pay the
price of complexity for supporting the former more narrow use cases.


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