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   Re: [xml-dev] version numbers and infosets

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From: "Jeff Rafter" <jeffrafter@defined.net>

> This makes a great deal of sense to me. I am not having an issue with 1.1
> parsers that can parse 1.0 documents (they simply support two versions). I
> have a problem with 1.0 parsers that parse 1.1 documents by chance. I agree
> with Elliotte Rusty Harold that if a document is compatabile in both
> (especially if it is designed with that intent) it should be labeled 1.0--
> if that is the effect the author wishes to achieve.

How does a system do this?  You can only know which rules are being
used when the pieces of the document are already available, which requires
that the header will be generated last, or that it goes through some
filter. Not efficient. 

Rick Jelliffe


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