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XPointer moves to Recommendation today

XPointer goes to Recommendation today. Remember XPointer? It’s about “pointing”, i.e. identifying of XML parts or fragments. Well, after monstrous XPath2 specs XPointer one looks like a miniature work. (It reminds me XPath1, which was about 30 pages also).

As a matter of fact main thing I wanted to say is that this event effectively means XInclude, which greatly depends on XPointer and still stays in Candidate Rec bed apparently may be also released very soon. So it’s really right time to push my (our now) GotDotNet XInclude.NET project. In fact that involves XPointer implementation also, so there is a big pile of design and coding here. We desperately need more volunteers, I urge everybody interested in free implementation of XInclude for .NET platform to participate.

[Signs on the Sand]

The XInclude project will be a great place to really get your hands dirty with the classes in the System.Xml namespace.  I am really excited about this project.