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RE: Data Model(s) for XML 1.0 / XML Devcon / DOM / XSL / Query

"I'll have you know I voted _for_ devolution, so there :-)!"

And all they gave you was an old rock they took without asking.

How long do you think it would take to get a complete 
infoSet done so we can move on?   The long loopbacks 
are costly but will be moreso if something isn't done. 
Polishing an old chair waiting for the rock for 
few centuries is a drain on the castle staff.  

Firmer ground is needed but Perry isn't 
wrong about keeping XML 1.0, essentially just syntax. 
"Well-formedness" (separation of parse and validation, 
James Clark's words) really is the original thing that 
XML has brought to this party and that has 
enabled a lot of progress.   If we are going to 
talk about the "is-ness" of an  "XML document", I don't 
want to throw out the good parts.  Humans do 
still have to read this stuff.  I don't care if 
the only bit they read is the stuff inside 
the pointy brackets; I do care if the implementation 
hides stuff they need to know is there.  Namespaces 
have been painful because of that.


Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h