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Re: Link-6: Addressing at the sub-element level

From: Michael Sperberg-McQueen <U35395@UICVM.UIC.EDU>
Date: Thu, 22 May 97 18:31:27 CDT
Message-Id: <199705222334.TAA24339@www10.w3.org>
To: W3C SGML Working Group <w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org>
On Wed, 21 May 1997 14:05:36 -0400 (EDT) David Durand said:
>At 11:38 AM -0700 5/18/97, Tim Bray wrote:
>>A lot of people want to support addressing by char count, token
>>count, or regexp, within #PCDATA (or [danger, Will Robinson!] mixed)
>>content.

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>Maybe token counting (with an explicit list of delimiters) is actually
>the only safe thing.

I believe so.  And Martin Bryan has rightly pointed out that in
our initial character set decisions we bought into that already.

So:  yes, addressing within elements, by token count.

Do tags always / sometimes / never count as token boundaries?

-CMSMcQ
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