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

> I am arguing for a data model for XML. There is no
> conflict between having a data model for XML - so that we all know
> what the parsing *layers* do and emit - and having user defined
> vocabularies!

Sure, a data model is fine, and gives a basis for formalism.... I argued for 
that in the DOM WG until I was blue in the face. 

That said, few application deal with that model directly, and there are a 
number of slants one can take. Editing applications, for example, really do 
need to know about whitespace, attribute ordering, etc. etc. etc. where most 
data processing applications don't.