Expanded names are not enough

John Cowan cowan at locke.ccil.org
Thu Aug 6 22:12:55 BST 1998

Simon St.Laurent scripsit:

> So to make a this kind of request involving a namespace, the client will need
> to expand the prefix within the (foo:bar) which yields URLs like
> http://...#descendant(17,http://www.simonstl.com/schema/v1:bar)

Actually you need "|" rather than "#", according to the current
XLink draft, if you want the server to help you.

> What I'd hoped to do with a simple Java servlet now looks like an _incredible_
> mess.  Maybe the XPointer folks have some better ideas...

See my earlier post: XPointers don't *have* to be ns aware, since
they are referencing *known* documents, not searching unknown ones.

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