Last Call for the XML Fragment Interchange Rec

Paul Grosso pgrosso at
Tue Apr 13 01:01:21 BST 1999

 * Document to review: 
 * Last call ends:   1999 April 23
 * Send comments to: mailto:www-xml-fragment-comments at

The XML Fragment WG [1] has just published its Final Working Draft 
of the XML Fragment Interchange Recommendation [2].  A Last Call
period starts now and runs until April 23.  Its abstract reads:

 The XML standard supports logical documents composed of possibly
 several entities. It may be desirable to view or edit one or more
 of the entities or parts of entities while having no interest,
 need, or ability to view or edit the entire document. The problem,
 then, is how to provide to a recipient of such a fragment the
 appropriate information about the context that fragment had in
 the larger document that is not available to the recipient.
 The XML Fragment WG is chartered with defining a way to send
 fragments of an XML document--regardless of whether the fragments
 are predetermined entities or not--without having to send all of
 the containing document up to the part in question. This document
 defines Version 1.0 of the [eventual] W3C Recommendation that
 addresses this issue. 

Comments are solicited from all W3C WGs and the public at this time.  
As indicated in the document, comments should be sent to [3],
(a publicly archived list).  Comments received by 1999 April 23 
will be considered for the Proposed Recommendation version.

All comments from W3C working groups and from recognized liaison 
groups will be considered in light of the XML Fragment Requirements 
Document [4].  In particular, basic scope issues and design decisions 
will be reconsidered only when grave and previously unrecognized flaws 
are uncovered.  Requests for enhancement will typically be deferred 
for later versions of the specification under development unless the 
enhancement is uncontroversial and its incorporation would not 
materially delay production of the specification.

Paul Grosso
XML Fragment WG Chair
Daniel Veillard
W3C Staff Contact

[3] mailto:www-xml-fragment-comments at

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