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Re: more grist

Eric van der Vlist <vdv@dyomedea.com> writes:


> b) The system is kept open and I have alternative choices to do so.
> In other words, I find it very difficult to admit that a specification
> can restrict the scope of possibilities opened by XML.

For sure -- the way I put this is that wellformedness and validity
are the XML 1.0 concepts, and _nothing_ which comes after can change
them.  The Namespace REC _added_ a notion of namespace compliance, and 
XML Schema _adds_ a notion of schema-validity assessment, but nobody
is ever going to _force_ you to use those notions if they don't serve
your needs.

  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
          W3C Fellow 1999--2001, part-time member of W3C Team
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	    Fax: (44) 131 650-4587, e-mail: ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk
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