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RE: Xpointer

From: <DPawson@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 09:44:11 +0100
Message-ID: <9B66BBD37D5DD411B8CE00508B69700F024A794D@pborolocal.rnib.org.uk>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charles McCathieNevile [mailto:charles@w3.org]
> Sent: Monday, August 05, 2002 6:17 AM
> I'm looking at the simple case where an Xpointer constructed 
> by counting
> elements or something points to a thing with an ID already. 
> (if the tool
> constructs an ID it is not certain that other tools will have 
> this available
> to refer to without having an agreed way of assigning ID, and 
> that gets
> circular...)
> 
> IDs are normally the most robust things over changes. So an 
> Xpointer tool
> could check for an ID and ask if there was any reason not to use it...


I've no objection to 'preferring' id's, but to say should is diminishing
the point of xpointer imo. One of its uses is to specify the third para
element, or the nth word in the mth para in the pth section.

Seems like quite a restriction Charles?

regards DaveP

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