Fwd: Re: Xpointer Questions

Forwarding with Mark's permission.

>Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2001 03:30:00 +0200
>From: Polman <polman@few.eur.nl>
>To: "Eve L. Maler" <eve.maler@east.sun.com>
>Subject: Re: Xpointer Questions
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>I am very pleased with the proposed changes, except for the fact that I
>not quite understand why the siblings of a point have to be defined.
>It seems to me that they are without any function in the specs.
>On second reading of the document, I have some final details:
>1) In the definition of a node-point, the following phrase occurs:
>"...(that is, when the container node is an element node or a root
>According to the DOM spec, an attribute node can have children, too.
>(at least I thought so). Is a point with an attribute node as its
>node automatically a character point?
>2) Also, it is stated that "The string value of a point location is
>Does this mean "" or null?
>3) Finally, in the definition of the "string-range()" function, can the
>and fourth argument be negative? It might be useful to indicate this
>Also, the phrase: ..."or if the third or fourth argument indicates a
>that is beyond the beginning or end of the document..." does not seem
>It appears to me that the most they can do is to "point" outside the
>of the location (which indeed should result in failure).

Eve Maler                                             +1 781 442 3190
Sun Microsystems XML Technology Development  eve.maler @ east.sun.com

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