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   Re: [xml-dev] Roy Fielding on XPointer

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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" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
To: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
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:
> <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-xml-linking-comments/2002OctDec
> /0039.html>
> "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."


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