Simplified XPointer Proposal
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 13:24:43 +0000 From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com Subject: Simplified XPointer
We have submitted an Internet Draft of a "generic fragment identifier syntax" which is suitable for service as a simplified version of XPointer. http://ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-borden-frag-00.txt The essence: this syntax is suitable for use as a frag id syntax for media type application/xml and text/xml. Like the current version of XPointer it has 3 forms: 1) bare names e.g. #foo 2) short refs e.g. #/1/2 3) scheme based fragments e.g. #xpath(/foo/bar) The draft proposes 3 predefined scheme based fragments: 1) xpath(path)-- the parameter is an xpath 2) xmlns(pre=URIref)-- the parameter is a prefix namespace binding (sets contextfor xpath) and currently: 3) xpointer(fullXptr) the parameter is a full XPointer as per WD It would be possible to drop the xpointer scheme and this draft becomes a very compact fragment identifier syntax for XML -- as well as being patent unencumbered Jonathan
Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive.