[whatwg] XPointer

Jim Ley jim.ley at gmail.com
Tue Apr 19 05:05:52 PDT 2005

On 4/19/05, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Tue, 19 Apr 2005, Jim Ley wrote:
> > Please update the WF2 specification to remove its current dependance on
> > the ECMA 262 specification (the required regular expression)
> Both of these are prerequisities because the spec extends them or relies
> on them for its features.
> That is the difference between that and requiring XPointer support, since
> we don't rely on the latter for anything.

And the proposal was that you include a requirement for XPointer for
fragment identification within XML documents.  I hardly see what the
difference is, you've made a decision to require external dependencies
to fulfil a use case, it seems completely reasonable.

Please respond to the request and not fudge the issue based on your
personal prejudices against technologies.


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