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One of Fielding's criticisms seems ill-judged:
4) focuses on mechanical identification of XML elements (fragile
and media-type-specific) rather than the content (section heading,
paragraph number, paragraph text, etc.).
since XPointer is meant to be used on documents that don't necessarily have
sections and paragraphs.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Simon St.Laurent" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 4:31 PM
Subject: [xml-dev] Roy Fielding on XPointer
> While I've been testing the limits of XPointer's scheme capabilities,
> Roy Fielding (of TAG, REST, and Apache fame) has been having some rather
> severe doubts about XPointer itself:
> "I made the mistake of reading this specification today.... In short,
> these things are not suitable for use with URIs and should not be
> recommended by the W3C."