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Re: more grist
- From: John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Ben Trafford <email@example.com>, "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2001 13:26:25 -0500
Ben Trafford wrote:
> 1) InfoSet has no standardized extension mechanism. Kinda defeats
> the purpose of extensibility, doesn't it?
You might as well complain that your desk dictionary has no standardized
extension mechanism. Get a bigger dictionary, that's all.
> 2) InfoSet has no conception of scaled conformance.
Not for lack of trying. But the Core WG concluded that there was no
base level of conformance that was nonarbitrary and would suit everyone,
so we explicitly stopped trying.
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