Re: 6. Addressing & process model issues

At 09:54 17/2/97 -0800, Tim Bray wrote:

>In the ERB's terminology discussions, there was considerable time spent
>on the issue of whether this locator fragmentation and process model are
>artifacts of one particular addressing scheme, or are a general enough
>pattern that XML Link should formalize (and include terminlogy for)
>one or both of
> a) locator fragmentation into containing object locator and 
>    contained locator specifier
> b) a traversal process model with explicit server/client division of
>    labor
>What do you think?

I, for one, would like to separate out the information about the object
container locator and the contained located object. I think that doing this
will help to make the calling of referenced documents from cache or
alternative sources much easier.
The example of  xml-tlink="url (http://www.uic.edu/orgs/tei/p3) id (foo)
child (3 p)" appeals to me particularly because of its clear split between
the URL, ID and path navigation from ID components.
Martin Bryan, The SGML Centre, Churchdown, Glos. GL3 2PU, UK 
Phone/Fax: +44 1452 714029   WWW home page: http://www.sgml.u-net.com/