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Re: Revised XPointer xpointer() scheme discouragement

From: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 18:44:59 +0200
To: Frederick Hirsch <frederick.hirsch@nokia.com>
Cc: XMLSec <public-xmlsec-maintwg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20070814164459.GC14409@raktajino.does-not-exist.org>

On 2007-08-14 11:54:39 -0400, Frederick Hirsch wrote:

> "[XPointer-xpointer] is in Working Draft status as of publication of this 
> edition of XML Signature.  Therefore, use of the xpointer() scheme beyond 
> the minimal usage discussed in this section is discouraged. Similar 
> functionality
> can be achieved using a full URI and transforms."

There's actually a subtlety around comment handling, so in order to
reproduce the effect of a random xpointer(), you need to use
#xpointer(/) in the URI parameter, and then a transform.

I wonder, though, if we really need this language at all.

Thomas Roessler, W3C  <tlr@w3.org>
Received on Tuesday, 14 August 2007 17:01:18 UTC

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