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   Re: [xml-dev] Roy Fielding on XPointer

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jgreif@alumni.princeton.edu (Jeff Greif) writes:
>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.

I don't see any way around that one either, except maybe strict
adherence to IDs, which doesn't seem likely.

1, 2, and 3 seem like they might be plausibly addressed, but without
(4), I'm not sure the exercise works.  

Perhaps the URI reference infrastructure needs some rethinking?

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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