Entities and XPointers

Simon St.Laurent SimonStL at classic.msn.com
Tue Dec 2 17:43:08 GMT 1997

While they don't provide the actuation flexibility or many of the other 
features of XML-Link, it may be possible to create external entities that use 
XPointers in the URL. Of course, this would require that either the processing 
application can cope with XPointers (unlikely in this case), or that the 
server can interpret the XPointer and return only the chunk requested.

Provided that I can make the server interpret the XPointer (using | as the 
connector, or the XML-XPTR query syntax) and return only the chunk requested, 
is this kosher? It's mixing and matching the spec, which I'm not sure is 

Simon St.Laurent
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