[whatwg] XPointer

Håkon Wium Lie howcome at opera.com
Tue Apr 19 06:05:00 PDT 2005

Also sprach Jim Ley:

 > > > 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.

Personally, I'd like to keep the list of requirements to an absolute
minimum. I do not want to include XPointer on that list, even if it
starts with an X.

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

This is an unfair statement to make. Please be considerate.

              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
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