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XPointer needs null()

From: Jonathan Marsh <jmarsh@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Dec 1999 09:43:43 -0800
Message-ID: <5F68209F7E4BD111A5F500805FFE35B90E60D952@RED-MSG-54>
To: "'www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org'" <www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org>
Many database constructs leverage the concept of a null pointer.  XPointer
does not have this capability.

A possible starting point for the syntax:  Introduce a new fragment scheme
"null" which accepts no arguments:

  #null()

Thanks to David Beech of Oracle for noticing this omission.
Received on Monday, 27 December 1999 12:44:18 GMT

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