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Re: is that a fork in the road?

"Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com> writes:


> Before we lament the complexity (We are whining!) 
> or really sidetrack, we can stop and 
> look at the path we came down (you did 
> that in the speech) and then see if the 
> next steps are obvious or not obvious.
> Can we safely say:
> 1. If it fails the parse, it isn't 
> XML (draconian bases).


> 2. The base infoSet maps to the 
> first level.

Yes (including Namespaces).

> 3.  Each step afterwards is one 
> one has to choose.  XML Schema 
> is an obvious step because it adds 
> type information. 


> What alternative steps for three are there 
> other than the DTD?  What alternative properties 
> are added in these steps?  Then we can 
> get around to naming the steps.

Gentlefolk, start your engines.

  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
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