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

>[Henry Thomson]
>So I think I know where this is going, but just to be sure -- why
>_isn't_ the Infoset that data model?

Because the infoset is a *bag* data structure. It provides a
taxonomy of "things" that can be emmitted by a processor
without providing any mechanisms whereby certain
things can be mandated or proscribed by particular apps.

My recent travails with editors/browsers/round-tripping
SAX programs reported on this list illustrate the
problem. My contention is that having a mechanism for
specifying what infoset items are produced/consumed and
round-tripped by XML applications would be a big help.

This is the problem I was scratching at with XFM
almost exactly two years ago now: