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   Re: [xml-dev] XPointer architecture (Re: [xml-dev] XPointer and XMLSchem

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On Fri, 2002-07-19 at 23:11, Jeff Greif wrote:
> Server-side XPointer processing would be extremely useful also; analogous at
> a higher level to the range specifiable in HTTP.  It would be a nuisance to
> have to retrieve a 50MB XML document across the Web to a client in order
> that the client would extract 100 bytes using XPointer.  When server-side
> XPointer is used to extract the fragment, the client must be able to specify
> something equivalent to a fragment ID or XPath or XPointer string, the
> latter when a range is desired and cannot be specified by a single XPath.

Sure, that would be very useful, but fragments are not supported by HTTP
1.1 and this would require (as mention by Simon St.Laurent) to use a
synatxe based on a query rather than fragments and this has been ruled
out of XPointer. This doesn't mean that such a syntax couldn't be
proposed, eventually borrowing constructs and ideas from XPointer...


See you in San Diego.
Eric van der Vlist       http://xmlfr.org            http://dyomedea.com
(W3C) XML Schema ISBN:0-596-00252-1 http://oreilly.com/catalog/xmlschema


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