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Re: [xml-dev] Re: determining ID-ness in XML

Whereas most legacy HTML browsers can handle XML documents to some minimal 
degree, I heard there was some old version of Netscape that _totally_ barfed 
when it encountered PIs.

Also, Netscape has (or had, I'm not sure) a lot of pull in the XML WGs (ask 
Tim Bray).

That's the rumour I heard, anyway.

-Wayne Steele

>From: Marcus Carr <mrc@allette.com.au>
>To: Michael Fuller <msf@mds.rmit.edu.au>
>CC: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
>Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Re: determining ID-ness in XML
>Date: Thu, 01 Nov 2001 16:35:56 +1100
>Michael Fuller wrote:
> > No; but then I never understood why the use of processing instructions
> > had become infra dig. W3C politics, I hear whispered. Anyone care to 
>My totally uninformed guess is because in SGML, every application felt (and 
>free to use them any way they wanted. They didn't contain information 
>specified by
>the standard, they contained any kind of information that the application 
>might use.
>This doesn't seem to happen with XML applications - if it did, I would be 
>their use as well, as the data produced becomes proprietary. I do think 
>that they
>are appropriate vehicles for well defined information related to the

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