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   Re: [xml-dev] Article: "The horror of XML"

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Richard Tobin wrote:

> But if spec writers want it, they can always require an infoset
> corresponding to a well-formed XML document.
> If there was demand for it, the Infoset could be amended to include a
> definition of a "well-formed infoset", or something like that.

Well-formedness is a condition defined by lexical constraints, as in the
XML 1.0 Recommendation. The Infoset is distinguished from XML 1.0
precisely in that it takes an information-first view of XML entities, as
specifically contrasted with the lexical view of the Rec. As the tests
for well-formedness would be lexical, and applicable specifically to a
document rather than to a set of information items, definition of a
"well-formed infoset" would seem to fall between the stools of
'well-formed' and 'infoset'.


Walter Perry


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