Re: Client-side highlighting; tag proposal

Ralph Dosser (rdosser@utk.edu)
Wed, 28 Feb 96 11:06:44 EST


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Date: Wed, 28 Feb 96 11:06:44 EST
From: "Ralph Dosser" <rdosser@utk.edu>
Subject: Re: Client-side highlighting; tag proposal 
To: steinarb@falch.no, "Multiple recipients of list" <www-html@www10.w3.org>


>>>>>> "Dave Raggett" <dsr@hplb.hpl.hp.com> 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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