Comments, parsers, XPointers

John E. Simpson simpson at
Wed May 20 18:43:50 BST 1998

>From previous (sometimes contentious) discussions on this list, I gather
that there's no provision in SAX for passing document <!-- comments --> to
a downstream application.

The XPointer WD, production 12, allows for relative addressing by node type
(element, PI, and so on), *including* comments.

Does the downstream invisibility of comments imply that a URL like this
will always fail?

Thanks for any insights,

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