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FW: XPointer Functions

From: Lance Otis <lanceo@mail.apptechsys.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000 09:43:04 -0700
To: <www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000401bfe056$c499b440$e9230ecf@apptechsys.com>
J. Marsh suggests I send this to you. Is this the right place?

-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan Marsh [mailto:jmarsh@microsoft.com]
Sent: Monday, June 26, 2000 11:51 AM
To: 'Lance Otis'
Subject: RE: XPointer Functions

The official public forum for comments on the XPointer spec is
www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org.  Please send this message there.  XPointer
does not provide a function extensibility mechanism at this time.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lance Otis [mailto:lanceo@mail.apptechsys.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2000 12:00 PM
> To: Jonathan Marsh
> Subject: Re: XPointer Functions
> 1. Background:
> We are working on development of a native XML database.
> Search operations include
> a. finding documents similar to a selected document
> b. finding documents based on some phrase embedded in a document
> c. finding documents based on a concept where the exact words
> in the concept do not need to be in the document
> d. general queries based on a query string of tag and element
> criteria.
> 2. Discussion:
> We do not have direct access to the W3C XPointer committee,
> however we would like to suggest that some additional functions be added
to the
> XPointer spec. You are much more familiar with the spec than
> I am. Is there a simple way to provide comments without the need for
> of research on our part?  We would like to add some flexibility to the
> XPointer spec for document search.
> 3.   Question / Recommendation
> Can the XPointer spec be changed to include functions such as
> similar-to(), find-by-concept(), and find-by-query() with the appropriate
> Your suggestions would be welcomed.
> //Lance Otis
> Chief Scientist
> Applied Technical Systems, Inc.
> 360-698-7100 x226
Received on Tuesday, 27 June 2000 12:41:37 UTC

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