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[whatwg] XPointer

From: Brad Neuberg <bradneuberg@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 12:31:23 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <20041113203123.95167.qmail@web60702.mail.yahoo.com>
I would love XPointer support; it would make
commenting on arbitrary portions of pages much easier.
 I can see how XPointer would be problamatic on
non-well formed HTML pages, though.  What if we
simplified it and said that XPointer would only be
supported on XHTML pages?  That would drastically
simplify things; you simply couldn't use XPointer
unless it was an XHTML page.  Better to have it in a
simple case than try to define an HTML Pointer which
might get _very_ nasty.

Brad

--- Jim Ley <jim.ley at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, 13 Nov 2004 00:59:18 +0100, Laurens Holst
> <lholst at students.cs.uu.nl> wrote:
> > What about requiring XPointer support in UA's?
> Would certainly make
> > linking to a point inside another document a whole
> lot easier, as
> > opposed to having to rely on the document author's
> application of ID's
> > on every section.
> > 
> > Just a (small) thought.
> 
> XPointer like stuff is problematical in HTML, having
> research HTML
> Pointer before (see wai-er lists) you could do it,
> but we'd need to
> define an html-pointer too.
> 
> Worth having though sure.
> 
> Jim.
> 
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