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   Re: Options in XML 1.0

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  • From: Sean McGrath <sean@digitome.com>
  • To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 19:25:20 +0000

At 12:56 PM 11/10/00 -0500, Jonathan Borden wrote:

> >What is important is that we all agree on what XML 1.0 is, and given its
> >precise specification I think there is precious little room for argument
> >regarding this.

SGML was precisely specified. XML is precisely specifed.

Here is a precise statement:
         "XML parsers may or may not whistle Dixie".

A precise statement of an optional behaviour in a data
notation specification is an ambiguity at the
data interoperability level.


Sean McGrath
Propylon - Enabling Universal Mobility
Tel: +353 1 6620482


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