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Re: Natural Motions (was Re: intertwined specs)

At 04:29 AM 2/17/01 +0800, Rick Jelliffe wrote:
>I completely agree with Simon's key sentiment (that basing the new
>generation of XML technology on the Post-Schema-Validation Infoset is a
>betrayal of XML's small-is-beautiful premise, and that we should be *very*
>concerned about it as an issue that affects us all, and that we should
>seriously consider what to do) though perhaps not with his actual arguments.

As frequently happens, Rick's summed up my position better than I 
have.  Mostly, I have lot of concerns that what happens between the initial 
documents and the PSVI is too complex, and that building processing tools 
which expect to work with the PSVI and the many parts in XML Schemas is 

I'd like to suggest a general slowdown in piling 'XML' specs upon 'XML' 
specs for a little while at least, though I hardly expect that to happen.

Simon St.Laurent - Associate Editor, O'Reilly and Associates
XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed.
XHTML: Migrating Toward XML
http://www.simonstl.com - XML essays and books