[unrev-II] On addressability

From: Frode Hegland (frode@liquidinformation.com)
Date: Sun Jun 10 2001 - 16:28:03 PDT

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    My trusted genius at large and implementer sent me this.
    Is all this known to the group already? If so, sorry for the noise. Seems
    like good standards to work with.
     ----------- Original Message -----------
    have a look at XPath, XPointer and XLink specifications at www.w3c.org to
    convince yourself that Doug's idea of precise addressability of document
    structure elements has already been nicely and precisely described from
    the technical side. These are partly official recommendations and partly
    w3c drafts, thus becoming more or less the actual future of content
    publishing (if they are embraced to the extent HTML was).
    From http://www.w3.org/TR/xpath :
    "XPath is the result of an effort to provide a common syntax and
    semantics for functionality shared between XSL Transformations [XSLT] and
    XPointer [XPointer]. The primary purpose of XPath is to address parts of
    an XML [XML] document."
    From http://www.w3.org/XML/Linking :
    "XML Pointer Language (XPointer), the language to be used as a fragment
    identifier for any URI-reference that locates a resource of Internet
    media type text/xml or application/xml. XPointer, which is based on the
    XML Path Language (XPath), supports addressing into the internal
    structures of XML documents. It allows for traversals of a document tree
    and choice of its internal parts based on various properties, such as
    element types, attribute values, character content, and relative
    and " XML Linking Language (XLink), which allows elements to be inserted
    into XML documents in order to create and describe links between
    resources. It uses XML syntax to create structures that can describe the
    simple unidirectional hyperlinks of today's HTML, as well as more
    sophisticated links."
    This looks nice :)
    Frode Hegland
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