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Re: Byte ranges & Document title (question)

From: Mirsad Todorovac <tm@rasips2.rasip.etf.hr>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996 17:23:45 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <199601181623.RAA10907@rasips2.rasip.etf.hr>
To: Glenn Adams <glenn@stonehand.com>
Cc: mirsad.todorovac@fer.hr, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
| Byte ranges won't work with text/html (or {text,application}/sgml either).
| Additional information describing the parsing context, such as the set of
| open elements and their attributes, the RE parsed state, sibling sequence
| state, etc., would be needed to effectively parse and format a fragment of
| an HTML document.  [Consider for a moment the problem of how to assign list
| item sequence numbers in a style sheet based on element hierarchy which is
| to be used on an HTML document fragment.]


Is there any hope that there could be at least a particular solution, instead
of saying "It shouldn't be done at all, because in complex documents it becomes
infeasible" ?

So if we leave out ordered lists, or
put the numbering information in URL extension, some may call it imperfect, but
on the other hand it could be better than to give up? Best regards, -- Mirsad

Mirsad Todorovac
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia
mirsad.todorovac@etf.hr, tm@rasip.etf.hr
mirsad.todorovac@fer.hr, tm@rasip.fer.hr
Received on Thursday, 18 January 1996 08:29:18 UTC

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