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   Re: Why the Infoset?

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  • From: Rick JELLIFFE <ricko@geotempo.com>
  • Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2000 21:56:53 +0800

John Cowan wrote:
>  Character references are lost, it is true.
> If you want them back, shout now.

Can I shout the opposite: "the fact that a character was entered
directly or by reference should not be information available for any
other specification or general-purpose application: it should not be
part of the infoset."

This is because the use of character references should be determined by
its availability in the encoding used (and any user-supplied "kernel"
encoding within that).  XML should be defined using Unicode characters,
not the markup that achieved the character.

Rick Jelliffe


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