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   Not quite an I-D announcement

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I misremembered the date for the IETF Internet-Drafts cutoff (this
morning, 9am EST), so managed to write a trio of initial XPointer scheme
drafts that now can't be published through the Internet-Draft process
until November 22 or thereabouts.

These documents specify schemes for use in XPointer-based fragment
identifiers. These schemes, like other XPointer Framework schemes, are
designed primarily for use with the XML Media Types defined in RFC 3023,
to identify locations within a given XML representation of a resource.

If anyone would like to make comments on the initial versions of these
documents prior to their submission as Internet-Drafts, I'd be happy to
hear them.  In many ways, this makes more sense than having a single
person publish initial Internet Drafts anyway, and many of these ideas
emerged from various xml-dev discussions.

The three not-quite drafts are:
The XPointer xinclude1() Scheme

The xinclude() scheme notifies an XPointer processor whether the creator
of the XPointer intended for XInclude 1.0 processing to take place. 

The XPointer xmlns-local() Scheme 

The xmlns-local() scheme notifies an XPointer processor that it should
include all of the namespace binding context defined for the element
containing the XPointer in the namespace binding context for the

The XPointer content-type() Scheme

The content-type() scheme notifies an XPointer processor whether the
creator of the XPointer intended for a particular pointer part to apply
to a resource representation which uses a particular MIME content type


All three of these drafts are designed primarily to ask questions rather
than provide conclusive answers in any event, so limbo may be an
appropriate status.  I consider all of these completely experimental at
this stage, but it seems worth publishing them now, while the work on
RFC 2396 revision is just getting started and as XPointer work winds

Simon St.Laurent - SSL is my TLA
http://simonstl.com may be my URI
http://monasticxml.org may be my ascetic URI
urn:oid: is another possibility altogether


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