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   Re: [xml-dev] XPointer crisis

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Christian Nentwich  wrote:
> >   #/root/foo[1]/bar[2]
> >   Just doesn't work as is because it doesn't allow for namespace support
> > and hence out of scope (or you put schemes in to allow binding namespace
> > prefixes to URI, possible but I don't remember anybody suggesting it).
> If it's a standalone XPointer, the application can make an API call to pass
> a namespace context.

Or it could use the target document's namespace context.
That is, the QNames in the XPointer must be lexically identical
to the QNames in the target document.  (With this scheme an XPointer 
processor could ignore namespace issues altogether.)

--Joe English



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