Announce: XPointer Implementation with DSSSL

W. Eliot Kimber eliot at
Fri Apr 3 21:23:34 BST 1998

I have begun implementing XPointer resolution in DSSSL. The code is still
incomplete but does enough to be useful at least for testing purposes. You
can find the package at

At this point, it supports all four absolute location terms and all the
relative terms except preceding (I have a bug somewhere that I haven't
chased down).  It does not yet do attribute qualification.

The functions are provided as a DSSSL function package you can use by
reference from other packages.  It is provided as a service to the
community and carries no intellectual property restrictions on its use.

It is undocumented in the form provided here (the source form I develop in
is documented, but I'm just using simple architectural instance extraction
to generate the DSSSL specs provided in the package--if anyone wants the
base source, I'm happy to provided it. Indicate whether or not you want the
ADEPT*Editor setup as well).

I welcome contributions, bug reports, suggestions for improvement, etc.


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W. Eliot Kimber, Senior Consulting SGML Engineer
Highland Consulting, a division of ISOGEN International Corp.
2200 N. Lamar St., Suite 230, Dallas, TX 95202.  214.953.0004

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