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Re: XLink 1.1: XPointer reference

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 15:25:19 -0400
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org
Message-id: <878xwzc0v4.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net> was heard to say:
| * Norman Walsh wrote:
|>|   http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-xlink11-20050707/ section 5.4 notes
|>| "For locators into XML resources, the format of the fragment identifier
|>| (if any) used within the URI reference is specified by the XPointer
|>| specification [XPTR]." This is incorrect, please either remove this note
|>| or replace it with something that is not incorrect.
|>
|>It is expected that the successor to RFC 3023 will make this statement
|>true. It's remarkable that it's taken so long. If it appears that
|>XLink 1.1 will go to REC before that time, I'll add a caveat.
|
| Assuming this is meant to formally address the issue, I don't think this
| is acceptable, draft-murata-kohn-lilley-xml-01.txt expired about two
| weeks ago and it clearly noted that
|
|   If [XPointerFramework] and [XPointerElement] are inappropriate for 
|   some XML-based media type, it SHOULD NOT follow the naming convention
|   '+xml'.
|
| which means it is possible that for some "XML resources" the "format of
| the fragment identifier" is not specified by XPointer. In fact, XPointer
| only defines a framework, for e.g. image/svg+xml the concrete format of
| fragment identifiers is specified in the SVG specifications.

Does the following proposal seem satisfactory?

If the successor to RFC 3023 (call it RFC xxxx) is finished before
XLink 1.1, we replace the statement

  For locators into XML resources, the format of the fragment
  identifier (if any) used within the URI reference is specified by
  the XPointer specification [XPTR].

with the statement

  For locators into XML resources, the format of the fragment
  identifier (if any) used within the URI reference is specified by
  [RFC xxxx].

If it is not finished, we use a less concise statement, such as:

  For locators into XML resources, the format of the fragment
  identifier (if any) used within the URI reference is expected to
  be defined by the successor to RFC 3023. Technically, there is
  no fragment identifier syntax for XML resources at the time of
  this writing, though the XPointer framework and element schemes
  are explicitly supported by several XML vocabularies.

Or words to that effect.

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

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