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Re: EARL Pointers

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 12:45:38 -0000
Message-ID: <018101c745e6$997b0780$17991c0a@Sniff>
To: "John Resig" <jeresig@gmail.com>, "Shadi Abou-Zahra" <shadi@w3.org>
Cc: <public-wai-ert@w3.org>

"John Resig" <jeresig@gmail.com>
> Hi Shadi -
> Thanks for contacting me - you're right, this is right up my alley.
> Here are a couple of my thoughts:
> - Have you considered looking at the CSS 3 Selector specification? If
> you're looking to do error reporting on HTML documents, it really
> doesn't get better than CSS 3. (jQuery has full CSS 3 support)

I think it would be a very good idea to add a CSS3 Selector pointer, my 
initial concern is the difficulty in the AT constructing a Selector which 
uniquely identifies the relevant pieces of content, and is robust in the 
face of minor document changes, but that problem exists for most of the 
pointers, so it's well worth adding, and I will like to in the next draft...

> - I'm not sure what you mean by HTML Pointers; XML Pointers? I can't
> seem to find an HTML Pointer specification.

HTML Pointers are very similar to XML Pointers, but are basically specified 
against a DOM that may not be consistent due to ivalidaty rules, part of the 
Pointers doc will explain this hopefully


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