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RE: Options for dealing with IDs

From: David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 14:47:55 -0800
To: <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <029e01c2b69e$d1eca4b0$9d0ba8c0@beasys.com>

I agree we are talking about things on different planes.  I care about how
an actual parser would work, not just how specs work.  And I believe it's
important to consider the impact on building parsers.  I consider the
infoset a glossary, not an encapsulation mechanism/magic layer that means we
can or should ignore how the parser is built.

Cheers,
Dave

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-tag-request@w3.org
> [mailto:www-tag-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of
> Paul Grosso
> Sent: Tuesday, January 07, 2003 2:28 PM
> To: www-tag@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Options for dealing with IDs
>
>
>
> At 14:18 2003 01 07 -0800, David Orchard wrote:
>
> >Sure XPointer looks at the infoset.  But how does the
> infoset get the idattr
> >property?
>
> Maybe we are discussing things on different planes.
>
> You appear to be talking about writing code to process
> XPointers by looking at raw XML.
>
> I'm talking more about the specs.
>
> My point is that the XPointer specs are already written
> based on the infoset, and they (as specs) don't need to
> care how things got into the infoset.
>
> > If I build a streaming parser for XPointer that uses xml:idattr,
>
> If you build something that isn't an XML parser, you're on your own.
> I see no reason for W3C specs to care about that scenario.
>
> If you build an XML parser and it doesn't provide the infoset with
> the necessary values, then that parser cannot be used in applications
> that require such values.  The XPointer specs right now make clear
> what values they require from the infoset.  A processor that doesn't
> provide the necessary infoset is not a compliant XPointer processor.
>
> paul
>
>
Received on Tuesday, 7 January 2003 17:48:43 GMT

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