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At 12:38 AM 9/30/00 +0200, Chris Lilley wrote:
>> but servers process XPointer,
>> not clients -- right?. 

Used in a query string, XPointers could be processed by the server,
resulting in much less network overhead.  It's a cheap form of querying,
but there do seem to be a lot of people interested in such activity.

>>  the
>> server processes it and returns the located data to the client.
>Yes, and then the client locates the relevant part of this resource using
>the fragment identifier.

In some cases, that's great, but in others it's a giant waste of network

Good for the networking companies, though!

Simon St.Laurent
XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed.
XHTML: Migrating Toward XML
http://www.simonstl.com - XML essays and books