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  • From: "Ingo Macherius" <Ingo.Macherius@TU-Clausthal.de>
  • To: Kenneth.J.Meltsner@jci.com
  • Date: Mon, 15 Dec 1997 18:54:17 +0000

> From:          "Meltsner, Kenneth J" <Kenneth.J.Meltsner@jci.com>
> Date:          Mon, 15 Dec 1997 10:56:09 -0600
> Subject:       XML application

>      David Winer, developer of the Frontier scripting language, has gone
>      over to the XML camp.
>      <http://www.scripting.com/siteChanges.xml>

It is not valid XML, because of 3 things:

1)  the <?XML version="1.0"> PI is missing. 
2) <moddate> is used case-insensitive
3) Being a wellformed document, a parser considers <site> as the 
document (root) element. xmlwf considers anything after </site> as 
junk. Need to introduce a different root element.

 Further it reads:

  <moddate>Sat, 13 Dec 1997 23:01:36 GMT</moddate>
  <moddate>Sat, 13 Dec 1997 00:54:49 GMT</moddate>

Having numbered tag-names it's impossible to give a DTD, as 
there is an potentially infinite set of tags. Why not only use <file> 
and leave numbering to the receiving application ? Or give the numer 
as attribute <file id="0009"> ? Why there is a need for numbering at 
all ? 

Ingo Macherius // L'Aigler Platz 4 // D-38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld
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