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- From: "Steven R. Newcomb" <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 23:04:30 -0600
> Steven R. Newcomb wrote:
> > As for values of default attributes, the SGML Property Set allows the
> > API not only to report the defaulted value, but also the
> > fact that it was defaulted.
> Where can I lay my hands on this property set in intelligible
At its currently-most-intelligible, it can be found at:
It's still not as intelligible as one might like, unfortunately, but
it's a hell of lot more human-accessible than the formal code from
which it was prepared, which can be found at
> > Indeed, one can tell exactly what was
> > explicitly in the document, and what was supplied at parse time. I
> > hope and believe that the "XML Infoset" committee will come up with an
> > information set that will be equally revealing in this respect.
> You may well hope. Are you by chance an invited expert?
I am merely a well-wisher, but that's at least as much because I'm
focused on other stuff (Topic Maps, for example) as because I wasn't
invited. I have huge respect for David Megginson, so I'm very
optimistic about the outcome. I gather that there is an open comment
period with respect to an Infoset draft (or perhaps a requirements
draft) that is either in progress or is about to occur, and I'm
frankly frustrated that I can't take the time to pay it the attention
that it so richly deserves. I can't imagine anything more vital and
fundamental to the longterm future of every aspect of XML than the
work of this particular committee.
Steven R. Newcomb, President, TechnoTeacher, Inc.
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