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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Using XIncludes to include infosets

On Monday 02 February 2004 10:17, Daniel Veillard wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 01, 2004 at 03:00:13PM -0800, Bob Stayton wrote:
> > Personally, I find the xpointer="xpointer()" syntax a bit redundant.
> > I would think the name of the attribute would indicate that the value
> > is an XPointer.  I wonder if "xpointer()" is necessary?
> > I can't actually tell from reading the W3C specs.  Perhaps
> > Daniel Velliard can clarify.
>   All I can clarify is that's it's a big bad mess ... I'm as
> unhappy by the current state as anybody else. Working drafts
> changed at the last moment, big pieces never getting to REC status,
> Implementation stategies used to change the spec, etc ...
> It is how it is, it is a bad shape, I used to hope this would clean
> up, and every time I just get a clearer signal that this is doomed.
> XPointer is fucked, and it seems XInclude takes the same way. I'm
> very sorry about this, I'm unable to get things back in shape, and
> I tried :-( ...
> Daniel

Oh well, I guess we can all live with entity references for a lot longer:-)

Sean Wheller

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