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   Re: [xml-dev] What kind of trap is XPointer?

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Eric van der Vlist <vdv@dyomedea.com> writes:

> On Thu, 2002-07-18 at 18:42, Henry S. Thompson wrote:
> > 
> > The PSVI is not as defined a document in the sense I think you mean it
> > (an encoded character sequence satisfying at least the well-formedness
> > requirements of XML 1.0 plus Namespaces).  Neither is the (vanilla)
> > Infoset.  So your question doesn't quite make sense.
> > 
> > Infosets in general, including both vanilla and PSV, are abstractions
> > over possible representations of the information content of XML
> > documents.  
> That's a subject which has always facinated me and is one of my favorite
> rants. I see no reason why we couldn't define a XML serialization for
> both the vanilla and the PSV infosets.

No reason at all.

> A long time ago, I had started some experiments[1] with the vanilla
> infoset and have many times mentioned the idea of a XML serialization
> for the PSVI on this list and I do think that these would be usefull
> things to have... Other initiatives have been started in this domain,
> including a nice proposal by Jonathan Borden.

And one from Richard Tobin and myself [2]

> Eric (wishing he had more time to spend on this)

ht (ditto)

> [1]http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2000/08/09/xslt/xslt.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/2001/05/serialized-infoset-schema.html
  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
          W3C Fellow 1999--2002, part-time member of W3C Team
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