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   Re: [xml-dev] Penance for misspent attributes

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Arjun Ray scripsit:

> But critiquing SAX is not to single it out for blame (if any).  The fault
> is systemic, extending to things like the Infoset.  I think it was you,
> Len, who had reservations way back, when the Infoset didn't have lists
> (arrays).   And lo, even in XSLT getting the list of tokens in a NAMES or
> NMTOKENS or ENTITIES attribute needs an extension function!

Not cause and effect.  The XPath data model, on which XSLT depends,
predates the Infoset and was not affected by it.  Rather, the Infoset
was affected by the XPath data model, specifically in its treatment
of namespaces.

John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>     http://www.reutershealth.com
I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen,    http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith.  --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_


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