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Fwd: Help needed with the XPointer spec

From: Eve L. Maler <elm@east.sun.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Jan 2000 18:13:46 -0500
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>From: "Robert Hanson" <rhanson@blast.net>
>To: <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
>Subject: Help needed with the XPointer spec
>Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2000 17:56:27 -0500
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>Reply-To: "Robert Hanson" <rhanson@blast.net>
>I ran across a definition in the XPointer spec which seems a little odd to
><definition term="character-point">
>[Definition:] When the container node of a point is of a node type that cannot
>have child nodes, then the index is an index into the characters of the
>string-value of the node; such a point is called a character-point.
>And before this it states the definition of a "node-point".  But my question
>is, if a node-point is "When the container node of a point is of a node type
>that can have child nodes", and a character-point is "When the container node
>of a point is of a node type that cannot have child nodes", then what about
>characters in a node that CAN have child nodes?  It seems that by definition
>that this is not defined.
>Am I just being to picky about the given definition?
>...And could someone give me an example of an XPointer that would fall after
>the "H" in this XML instance below?  And another which would fall after the
>first "bar" element, and before the second?
>   Hello<bar>Goodbye</bar><bar>Stuff</bar>
>   Robert
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Eve Maler            Sun Microsystems
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