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   Re: [xml-dev] heritage (was Re: [xml-dev] SGML on the Web)

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Patrick Durusau scripsit:

> Underlying XML is a data model. That data model is set forth at: 
> http://www.w3.org/XML/Datamodel.html

Despite the impressive-looking URL, this document is utterly without authority.
If you look at the parent page, http://www.w3.org/XML/notes.html, it says
"This page collects some thoughts on XML and links to some software. It
dates from 1997 and is not currently maintained."

> It is not happenstance that all of the "data models" that you cite, 
> PSVI, XPath, DOM, are based on the presumption of a tree. The tree model 
> underlies all those "data models" and its presence was not a matter of 
> chance (or choice). 

The SAX data model, however, is linearized, not tree-structured.

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Once put the rest of us dowan.		[on xml-dev]
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