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Re: FW: XPointer Functions

From: Paul Grosso <pgrosso@arbortext.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000 12:01:28 -0500
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To: "Lance Otis" <lanceo@mail.apptechsys.com>, <www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org>

Yes, this is the right place.  XPointer is currently in the
Candidate Recommendation phase during which implementation
experience is being sought.  This phase ends in early
September.  Meanwhile, comments such as yours are being
collected and will be processed by the XLink WG as it can.

In any case, no new XPointer drafts are expected until the
CR period ends.  I cannot say whether the XLink WG will
address you issue before the end of the CR period or not,
but with this message, I am acknowledging receipt of your 
comment and thanking you for your interest.

[member of the XLink WG responsible for acknowledging incoming
comments, but not for figuring out when comments get addressed]

At 09:43 2000 06 27 -0700, Lance Otis wrote:
>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
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