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   Re: XML formality (was: What is PI data exactly?)

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  • From: David Brownell <db@Eng.Sun.COM>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Fri, 16 Oct 1998 13:45:49 -0700

Michael Kay wrote:
> By contrast the defining occurrences of the terms processor and application
> in section 1 (to which hyperlinks point) are hopeless, since they don't
> define the boundary between the XML processor and the application: they
> don't tell me, for example, whether my SAXON library is part of the XML
> processor or part of the application.


Tim Bray wrote:

> That is not true at all.  The processor and the application are cleanly
> defined.  The fuzzy spots are in the area of what exactly the processor
> passes to the application.

And what about software "between" the processor and the application, which
is where most utility code belongs?  Tim, you're reinforcing Michael's point
about fuzziness!

- Dave

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