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Re: deprecating xpointer

From: Frederick Hirsch <frederick.hirsch@nokia.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 14:50:26 -0400
Message-Id: <6DB74765-BDDE-41C2-ACCE-D7169B03BAF1@nokia.com>
Cc: Frederick Hirsch <frederick.hirsch@nokia.com>, Konrad Lanz <Konrad.Lanz@iaik.tugraz.at>, public-xmlsec-maintwg@w3.org
To: ext Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>

I like the clarity and openness of this suggestion, it gives a clear  
and accurate statement of the state of standards work, use is  
discouraged - but captures the fact that this was not clear  
previously allowing judgement to be applied

[not speaking as chair]

regards, Frederick

Frederick Hirsch
Nokia


On Aug 14, 2007, at 12:43 PM, ext Thomas Roessler wrote:

>
> On 2007-08-14 16:37:13 +0200, Konrad Lanz wrote:
>
>> How about:
>>
>> """
>> [XPointer-xpointer] is in Working Draft status as of publication
>> of this edition of XML Signature.  Therefore, the use of the
>> optional xpointer() scheme beyond the minimal usage discussed in this
>> section is discouraged for new systems and applications creating XML
>> signatures.
>> """
>>
>> This will discourage new signatures being created using the xpointer
>> scheme, however not deprecate to optionally verify existing  
>> signatures
>> that have been created since 2002.
>
> My concern is that this language risks confusing readers more than
> needs to be: It all sounds as if xpointer() had been perfectly fine
> in the past, which is actually not the case.
>
> How about this?
>
> 	The original edition of this specification [XMLDSIG-2002]
> 	referenced the XPointer Candidate Recommendation
> 	[XPTR-2001].  That Candidate Recommendation has been
> 	superseded by the [xptr-fwk], [xptr-xmlns] and
> 	[xptr-element] Recommendations, and -- at the time of this
> 	edition -- the [xptr-xpointer] Working Draft.  Therefore,
> 	support of the xpointer() scheme beyond the minimal usage
> 	discussed of this section is discouraged.
>
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Thomas Roessler, W3C  <tlr@w3.org>
>
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