Re: XPointer support in document() ?

Subject: Re: XPointer support in document() ?
From: "Dave Carlson" <dcarlson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2000 12:11:50 -0600
Yes, I'm thinking about the design of a generic XSLT template that takes an
href attribute, checks for the presence of a "#" fragment, then dissects the
URI into to pieces and calls both document()and saxon:evaluate().  If I get
something working, I'll post it.

BTW, XPointer moved to candidate recommendation this week, so it may be time
to begin experimentation with its integration into Saxon.

Dave Carlson

----- Original Message -----
From: Kay Michael <Michael.Kay@xxxxxxx>
To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, June 09, 2000 3:11 AM
Subject: RE: XPointer support in document() ?

> Have any of the  XSLT processors implemented a tentative support for
> XPointer in the document() function?  Or, do they minimally
> support an ID fragment?

Saxon doesn't (yet): I wanted to wait for XPointer to stabilise.

It's interesting to note that document() using a fragment identifier gives
you, in a rather roundabout way, the capability of saxon:evaluate(): that
is, the ability to locate nodes using an XPath expression constructed at
run-time or stored in the source document.

Mike Kay

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