On Pointers for Fragments

Which Pointer Model?

The OAC model seems to propose, for HTML, an ID-based scheme (OAC Presentation, Slide 19), XPointers for XML, lines for raw text and, finally, the usual pixel-based rectangle for 2-dimensional targets:


Our own proposal, based on the Adobe Digital Edition schema (and as adopted by Mantano) uses the XPointer shorthand notation for HTML:


There is definitely room for improvement (and for a discussion) here. Our goal should be to present a unified method which encompasses video and audio content, too.

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