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Re: Use of Annotea with non-XHTML HTML

From: Matthew Wilson <matthew@mjwilson.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 19:33:16 +0100
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To: "Ralph R. Swick" <swick@w3.org>, vdv@dyomedea.com
Cc: www-annotation@w3.org
At 13:34 11/05/01 -0400, Ralph R. Swick wrote:

>The issue of case sensitivity doesn't worry me too much.
>If HTML DOM requires canonicalization of element names to
>uppercase, the obvious thing is to apply that canonicalization
>to (only) the element names in an xpath as well.  "Only"
>because HTML4 says that anchor name comparison is case sensitive
>but also that no two anchor names within a single document may
>differ only in case.

My main point was that this is just an annoying inconsistency, and that 
XHTML should perhaps have followed the DOM's lead and decided on 
capitalised tag names.

>Surely this discussion must have occurred elsewhere already.
>Anyone have any pointers? (w/ fragments :-)
>Meanwhile, does the community here think that Amaya should
>disallow selection (highlighting) of element content when
>attaching an annotation to a text/html document?  Should it
>limit the context to the smallest enclosing element with an
>ID or NAME attribute and draw its pencil icon at the start
>of that element?

That seems a bit too restrictive to be useful.

Perhaps we need a new XPointer scheme?

Matthew Wilson
Received on Friday, 11 May 2001 14:33:20 UTC

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