Re: Client-side highlighting; tag proposal

Ralph Dosser (
Wed, 28 Feb 96 11:06:44 EST

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Date: Wed, 28 Feb 96 11:06:44 EST
From: "Ralph Dosser" <>
Subject: Re: Client-side highlighting; tag proposal 
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>>>>>> "Dave Raggett" <> writes:
>> As a result, I am now looking at a way of specifying both the start and
>> ends of highlighted region separately from the document body, e.g. using
>> a single element in the document head, e.g. something like:
>>         <highlight from=3096 until=4013>
>> Where the numbers are byte offsets into the document body.
>Translating a source document byte count to a position in the parsed
>document isn't always easy.
>Wouldn't some HyTime-ish way of addressing a highligthed element in the
>document tree be easier to deal with?
>Or, not to be limited to element boundaries: you could identify the
>container element this way, and then just give the byte offset for
>start and stop in the content of the element.
>Just a thought.
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