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   Re: Why the Infoset?

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  • From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
  • To: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>,"xml-dev@xml.org" <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 19:15:00 -0400

"Simon St.Laurent" wrote:

> In the case of the Infoset, I find the reductionism distressing.  Although
> the specification certain acknowledges that something is lost, it also
> describes itself as:
> >a description of the information available in a well-formed XML document
> [XML].
> That's fine - except that the Infoset is the only 'canonical' description
> available, and a large chunk of information is excluded from the Infoset,
> presumably never to return.

Entity information is available.  Character references are lost, it is true.
If you want them back, shout now.


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