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Re: 4.5 TEI Extended Pointer Locators?



At 12:33 PM -0800 3/4/97, Tim Bray wrote:
>4.5.a Should we support these?

Yes.

>4.5.b What portions of TEI extended
>pointers should be dropped from this spec?

Definitely:
HYQ -- obsolete, and not that nice.
FOREIGN -- in this context, I think extensibility is bad, not good.
DITTO -- not worth the trouble, I think.
TOKEN -- space delimited thingies is harder in Unicode, and probably not
that useful anyway.

Maybe:
SPACE -- ranges in orthogonal coordinate spaces seem too limited -- We
might want something suitable for implementing client-side imagemaps (and
other image links), but SPACE doesn't give enough.

PATTERN -- we all agree that this would be really useful, but it may be a
bit of a bother to implement. I'm on the fence about this...

Everything else should stay in (essentially basic tree addressing functions).

  -- David

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