I was working through the XInclude class hierarchy today, and ran across some interesting questions.
- Should there be an XIncludeNodeList implementation that is the product of the merged Infosets? Or is this irrelevant since it would only apply to a fully-loaded DOM instance, which should already have been loaded?
- Should loading an XIncludeDocument be in any part asynchronous?
- Should the first version of XIncludeReader support XPointer? If so, to what degree? Should we only support the XPointer elements() scheme?
- XPointer itself does not seem recursive as XPath is (there is no reverse axis to contend with, only ranges with a defined start and end relative to the document root). Is supporting a fully compliant XPointer syntax within the scope of XInclude?
I guess this all boils down to answering “How complete should revision 1 be?”
Answers to these questions will have a direct bearing on another really cool project I have been working on… details (and hopefully downloadable source) within the week.