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Re: Couple of errors/questions on XInclude WD 26 October 2000

From: Daniel Veillard <Daniel.Veillard@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 12:02:30 +0100
To: Jonathan Marsh <jmarsh@microsoft.com>
Cc: www-xml-xinclude-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <20001108120230.V14384@w3.org>
On Tue, Nov 07, 2000 at 01:54:13PM -0800, Jonathan Marsh wrote:
> Thanks for the comments, I'll add the issues to the draft.
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Daniel Veillard [mailto:Daniel.Veillard@w3.org]
> > 4) 3.2.2. Multiple Nodes
> >     I may not have understood it but the second paragraph 
> > sounds really
> > strange to me:
> > --------------------
> > If the document element in the source infoset is an include element,
> > it is an error to attempt to replace it with more than a 
> > single element.
> > --------------------
> > 
> >    - when parse="xml" it sounds clear that multiple nodes can result
> >      for the infoset insertion
> >    - all document element in the source infoset should be XInclude
> >      element now.
> > 
> >   Is this a remain of the attribute syntax which should be removed ?
> > Or did I simply missed the point of this sentence ?
> 
> The intent is to prevent
> 
>   <?xml version="1.0"?>
>   <xinclude:include href="foo.xml#xpointer(//p)"/>
> 
> from generating multiple top-level elements in the resulting infoset, and
> thus would be incapable of reserialization.  The above example would be an
> error if there was more than one <p> in foo.xml.
> 
> The text certainly could be clearer.

  Ahhhh, okay now I understand, and it makes sense. A wording like
"top level element" or "root element" while less precise from an
Infoset point of view would probably have avoided the misunderstanding.

  thanks,

Daniel

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