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   Re: [xml-dev] PSVI formalization

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On Thu, 2002-05-09 at 15:08, Rick Jelliffe wrote:
> I suspect that almost all that is needed to represent the PSVI modestly is 
> something like
>  <a  b="c">zzzz</a>
> becomes
>   <a psvi:type="something" psvi:validation-attempted="full" psvi-valid="true" >
>     <psvi:attribute name="b" psvi:type="someothertype" >c</psvi:attribute
>    >zzzz</a>
> In other words, the problem for a PSVI-in-XML is that attributes are
> atomic. Rather than doing fancy naming tricks, it would be easier
> to allow structured attributes, as part of XML 2.0, with the semantic
> that in the XML infoset, those elements are attributes, just as a
> namespace attribute in a document is not an attribute in the namespace
> and an encoding PI is not a PI in the infoset and an xslt:attribute element
> generates an attribute in its output.

Wow.  Now that's a remarkably complicating (though admittedly brilliant)
proposal.  Uh.... I think I'd prefer a binary format to that.  MOE can
cope with such things easily, but I'm not sure XML itself can.
Simon St.Laurent
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Errors, errors, all fall down!


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