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   Re: Why the Infoset?

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  • From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
  • To: "xml-dev@xml.org" <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Thu, 03 Aug 2000 16:13:15 -0400

At 04:05 PM 8/3/00 -0400, John Cowan wrote:
>>  "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.
>XSchema, for example, does so, and standardizes the "Infoset additions"
>it makes.  Conformance requires documentation.

Conformance requires more than _just_ documentation.  

If documentation is all that's required, why have an Infoset?

Either define abstractions for XML or don't - presenting a subset and
claiming that no more is needed because anyone can 'fix in documentation'
doesn't make sense.

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


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