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   Re: [xml-dev] Version numbering, requirements

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Amy Lewis scripsit:

> Applied to XML, any change that adds to the set of well-formed
> documents is probably a feature addition.  Any change that makes
> previously well-formed documents ill-formed is breaking existing code,
> so it's a major version.  The Blueberry proposal, and alternates
> suggested here, then, both seem to represent XML 2.0.  

I agree in principle.  However, the current draft does not propose
making any previously well-formed documents ill-formed.  The
paragraph on normalization checking would only do so if the
"fatal error" option were chosen, and that is as yet an open

John Cowan           http://www.ccil.org/~cowan              cowan@ccil.org
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