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   Re: Why the Infoset?

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  • From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
  • To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 17:57:48 -0400

At 05:41 PM 7/31/00 -0400, Jonathan Borden wrote:
>This is because of all the flak that SGML property sets and groves have
>taken, so the Infoset is a renamed baby not yet tainted. If you want to be
>able to define your own 'pruning' of a complete XML document you want
>property sets and grove plans (and I'll bet *you* never thought you'd need
>these :-)

Thanks for the red herring, Jonathan.  I'm not especially excited about
groves, despite several efforts at becoming interested, but I don't find
the Infoset adequate either.  Its philosophy of partial abstraction (at
least it's not meta-meta-abstraction) just seems plain broke.

Simon St.Laurent
XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed.
http://www.simonstl.com - XML essays and books


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