[tei-council] Budget and Cost Saving for next year

Martin Holmes mholmes at uvic.ca
Wed Nov 2 12:25:43 EDT 2011

I'm rather unwilling to contemplate the loss of xpointer. I found this 
suggestion that it's possible to implement xpointer handling in XSLT:


However, the library has disappeared from the location mentioned. The 
Wikipedia page links to two implementations, one Java:


and a .NET implementation:



On 11-11-02 08:46 AM, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> On 2 Nov 2011, at 15:40, Piotr Bański wrote:
>> How exhilaratingly cruel... Announcing their potential deprecation could
>> be a way to poll the community for how much they are needed.
> yes, that would be a good action.
>> The functionality behind them *is* needed, and would have to be recast
>> as individual attributes (@from, @to, ... many, I'm afraid, and in need
>> of discussion and standardization).
> so if they  are needed, but don't work anywhere, how do people manage
> today? I am tempted to say that if you have survived 10 years without
> an implementation, spending money on it now may be a luxury?
> I think it could actually be better to recast the stuff in pure TEI, actually,
> to avoid the impression that some software somewhere is going to implement it.
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Martin Holmes
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