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Re: XPointer and XHTML

From: Eve Maler - Sun Microsystems <Eve.Maler@East.Sun.COM>
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 09:27:46 -0500
Message-Id: <200011101426.JAA06632@abnaki.East.Sun.COM>
To: "Matthew Wilson" <matthew@mjwilson.demon.co.uk>
Cc: <www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org>
"Matthew Wilson" <matthew@mjwilson.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>I just feel it is important that XPointer 1.0 be compatible with XHTML 
>(even if that means adding schemes to it) - after all it is perfectly 
>capable of addressing parts of XHTML documents.

Sure, this is a reasonable expectation.  There are two things that would
make this more likely:

- XHTML being served as */xml

  (Not under our control.)

- XHTML defining its own MIME type and a fragment identifier language
  that subsumes XPointer

  (Also not under our control, though this week we've been discussing
  how best to make it attractive for other XML-based media types to base
  their fragment IDs on XPointer...  I believe XHTML is defining its
  own MIME type, so there's an opportunity here.)

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