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John Cowan wrote:
> The de jure way to exchange infosets is as XML documents. It's possible to
> construct an infoset that doesn't correspond to any XML document, though.
> OTOH, there are many XML documents that correspond to a single infoset.
> Waves or particles, use whichever fits the current problem.
John & I agree on everything except for the XML1.1 character repertoire,
and his even-handed view of syntax and infoset is admirable. I feel I
have to keep banging the syntax drum because if someone doesn't, there
are a lot of people who seem to want to take the transparent-bits-on-the
-wire away from me and hide them all behind a great big opaque API,
because that's how Real Programmers Work. Feh. I'm probably
excessively paranoid on this issue. -Tim