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

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At 3:23 PM +0000 10/31/02, Richard Tobin wrote:

>But if spec writers want it, they can always require an infoset
>corresponding to a well-formed XML document.

I suspect this may be because a lot of people don't realize how 
broken the Infoset is. I didn't, until just a couple of weeks ago 
when John Cowan pointed out to me that there was nothing in the spec 
that in any way mandated well-formedness. I just sort of always 
assumed it was there somehow. I think a lot of other people may be in 
the same boat.

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