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   Re: [xml-dev] ANN: xpath1() scheme for XPointer

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From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>

> I've just published an IETF Internet-Draft that defines an xpath1()
> scheme for use inside the XPointer Framework.
> The I-D is available at:
> http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-stlaurent-xpath-frag-00.txt
> For those who aren't fond of huge amounts of whitespace, an HTML version
> is available at:
> http://simonstl.com/ietf/draft-stlaurent-xpath-frag-00.html

Wow, that is really the way standards should be!  Concise, practical, 
based on proven or widespread technology, and with some benefit to
being standardized (or draft-standardized).  Congratulations Simon!

One benefit of it is that it evaporates (my) distain for the xpointer() schema.
Rather than thinking of xpointer() as dooming linking because of ranges,
with the advent of  xpath1()  xpointer() becomes a nice niche addition. 
Why didn't we have this two years ago?

Rick Jelliffe


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