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   Re: [xml-dev] Roy Fielding on XPointer

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Point 2 is:

   2) frequent use of characters that are explicitly disallowed
        in the URI syntax and thus must be escaped;

I've recently encountered this myself. However, to a large extent 
this comes about from the dependence on XPath which uses [] for 
predicates, < and > for comparisons, and so forth. I don't think this 
could be fixed without losing XPath. Maybe XPath isn't such a good 
fit for XPointer after all.

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