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   Re: [xml-dev] XPointer and XML Schema

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"Wayne Steele" <xmlmaster@hotmail.com> writes:

"Wayne Steele" <xmlmaster@hotmail.com> writes:

> Just found it:
> Chapter 4.1 of RFC 2396 says:
> <quote>
> ...
> The semantics of a fragment identifier is a property of the data
> resulting from a retrieval action, regardless of the type of URI used
> in the reference. Therefore, the format and interpretation of fragment
> identifiers is dependent on the media type [RFC2046] of the retrieval
> result. The character restrictions described in Section 2 for URI also
> apply to the fragment in a URI-reference. Individual media types may
> define additional restrictions or structure within the fragment for
> specifying different types of "partial views" that can be identified
> within that media type.
> A fragment identifier is only meaningful when a URI reference is
> intended for retrieval and the result of that retrieval is a document
> for which the identified fragment is consistently defined.
> </quote>
> I believe the viewpoint that "the client determines what the fragment
> identifier really means" is at odds with the definition in RFC 2396.

Precisely -- the _server_ determines what the fragment identifier
_really means_.  More in another response to this thread.

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