Publication of First WD of the W3C XML Fragment Interchange Recommendation

Date:      Wed, 03 Mar 1999 12:11:49 -0600
From:      Paul Grosso <>
Subject:   Publication of first WD of the W3C XML Fragment Interchange Rec

The W3C XML Fragment WG [1] has just published its first Working Draft of the XML Fragment Interchange Recommendation [2]. Its abstract reads:

The XML standard supports logical documents composed of possibly several entities. It may be desirable to view or edit one or more of the entities or parts of entities while having no interest, need, or ability to view or edit the entire document. The problem, then, is how to provide to a recipient of such a fragment the appropriate information about the context that fragment had in the larger document that is not available to the recipient. The XML Fragment WG is chartered with defining a way to send fragments of an XML document--regardless of whether the fragments are predetermined entities or not--without having to send all of the containing document up to the part in question. This document defines Version 1.0 of the [eventual] W3C Recommendation that addresses this issue.

Interested parties are invited to review the specification and report implementation experience. As indicated in the document, comments should be sent to [3], (a publicly archived [4] list). Comments received by 1999 March 26 will be considered for a revision soon after.

All comments will be considered in light of the XML Fragment Requirements Document [5]. In particular, basic scope issues and design decisions will be reconsidered only when grave and previously unrecognized flaws are uncovered. Requests for enhancement will typically be deferred for later versions of the specification under development unless the enhancement is uncontroversial and its incorporation would not materially delay production of the specification.

Paul Grosso
XML Fragment WG Chair

Daniel Veillard
W3C Staff Contact


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