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   Re: [xml-dev] version numbers and infosets

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 From: "Elliotte Rusty Harold" <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
> How do I know that my document will be well-formed before I send it? 
> Because I wrote my code to make it so, and when I write the XML 
> declaration I assume that. I think the number of cases in which you 
> don't know in advance whether or not  you will or will not be using 
> Burmese/Cambodian/Amharic or, God help us, NEL, in the markup 
> somewhere, are vanishingly small.
You may, but a computer cannot.  Names are not just known
at schema-time: in particular, IDs are names too and they
are only known when looking at the instance.

Rick Jelliffe


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