RE: [xsl] Re: Overlapping structures

Subject: RE: [xsl] Re: Overlapping structures
From: Mark Nahabedian <naha@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 13:20:35 -0400
Wendell Piez writes:
 > As for ugly, yea verily, and if anyone can come up with a beautiful 
 > notation cum data model that describes multiple hierarchies and supports 
 > XMLish "synchronous" processing (by which I mean something like "random 
 > access" to a structured data set) ... there are plenty of us who want to 
 > hear about it!

Isn't this the kind of thing XPointer is meant for, e.g. there's an
epic simile from there to there.

One could add empty elements to the document to make easier targets
for the pointers.  Those elements could even point back to the
descriptive elements that point to them.

 > >  And if you mark up a document with change markings, the
 > >start/end of changed sections bear no relationship to the logical structure
 > >of the text.
 > Yup. Or what one might call a "vexed relation", since what is changed is 
 > often precisely that logical structure. Even worse.

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