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- From: "Simon St.Laurent" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- Date: Thu, 03 Aug 2000 15:39:45 -0400
John Cowan wrote:
>> There needs to be N infosets (N > 1) to cover
>> the range of application types people build with
>We used to have that explicitly, with a "minimal infoset", a "maximal
>infoset" and every possible infoset in between. It was a mess to
>describe. Now we have:
> 1) one standard infoset
> 2) conformance means documentation of what you provide and what you don't
> 3) any app can add its own info items and properties
> (right down to the a level if you want)
> 4) the "core conformance" infoset is one possible subset
We have an infoset that only standardizes one level. "Any app can add its
own items and properties" is great - but it's not a standard. We can do
the same thing and talk about it completely differently.
If it ain't standardized, don't offer it as an option in a standards
If the Infoset isn't willing to walk that road, don't talk about it as
something that gets the Infoset out of the complaints being made.
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