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   Re: [xml-dev] Typing and paranoia

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Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> I think that forking is both necessary and useful, and it might in fact
> let the two communities communicate better both internally and with each
> other.  

Amen. I feel this is even more true thanks to the fact that they do in fact 
share tools and ideas to some non-negligible degree of intersection.

> Let's get the hell out of each other's ways.  The sooner, the better,
> preferably in an orderly way, with well-established bridges.
> A flexible set of tools that lets the must-have-typed-data-as-fast-
> as-possible folks do their work without the overhead of XML seems like a
> good idea on its own merits - preferably a toolset standardized in an
> open process without intellectual property constraints and with multiple
> interoperable implementations.   A clearly-defined process for
> converting between that format and an XML format, even a somewhat
> grotesque XML format, would be even better.  (Think of it as a filter
> you can insert between the data and an XML parser, letting you treat it
> as XML even though it ain't.)

That's _exactly_ the point. A good binary format ought to be 
SAX_DOM-in/SAX_DOM-out. If it's built on XML-related foundations (eg the 
Infoset) it'll be that much more easy to bridge.

I'm looking forward to cross-pollination replacing cross-pollution.

Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Research Engineer, Expway
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