[tei-council] reviewing SA again;what is standoff?

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Wed Oct 11 12:51:04 EDT 2006

Syd Bauman wrote:
> I agree, although I'm not really familiar with any other mechanisms
> in general use. Is anyone else? (
you mean like <xptr url="foo.com/bar.xml" rend="transclude"/>,
used every day on our web sites?
>  I claim
> most people (like me) will generally use bare name identifiers and
> not the more complex type of XPointer. 
amazing, I found myself using XPointer here last week.
a CGI script returns  0-N <blah> elements, which I want;
but I need a wrapper around it for well-formedness
in case of emergency, so I use XPointer to get //blah, rather
than worry about doing it in my application
> Well it seems we agree, if for different reasons. I see no reason why
> mentioning XInclude for stand-off obligates us to discuss it for
> other purposes (e.g., chapter management). On the other hand, I
> really think that XInclude is a viable alternative for those other
> purposes, and thus should be discussed.
Maybe the problem is that by giving an "Overview of XInclude" in
14.9 (rather than just referring to it as a known technology),
the impression is given that this is its natural home.

Sebastian Rahtz      

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