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Then he should say it is compatible to the XML Infoset or compliant with
the XML Infoset not XML 1.0.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alaric B. Snell [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Friday, January 17, 2003 9:34 AM
> To: Uche Ogbuji; Mike Plusch
> Cc: email@example.com
> On Friday 17 January 2003 17:06, Uche Ogbuji wrote:
> > > ConciseXML solves the verbosity and ambiguity of XML 1.0
> while while
> > > remaining compatible with XML 1.0. ConciseXML is
> designed for data
> > > as well as documents.
> > >
> > > ConciseXML has four key improvements to XML 1.0:
> > "ConciseXML" is *not* compatible with XML 1.0. I wish you
> would drop
> > this inflammatory claim.
> Doesn't that depend on what you mean by compatability? My
> printer and my computer are very different things, but with
> the right adapter they're compatible. If conciseXML and XML
> 1.0 can be cross-converted without information loss then
> they're way more compatible than my printer and my PC, let
> alone that ConciseXML seems to be a superset of XML 1.0 :-)
> Now, "compatible" is, in my opinion, a symmetrical
> relationship; if A is compatible with B then B is compatible
> with A, right?
> So if ConciseXML was a subset of XML, eg XML-minus-doctype
> and so on, would you then allow it to be called compatible?
> Because if not, then what *is* compatible with XML?
> Anyway... my point is, I think it's wrong to say that Concise
> isn't compatible with XML. It might be more valid to accuse
> it of being a set of non-standard extensions to XML that
> could cause problems if writers start producing them without
> knowing beforehand that the readers will be able to read them...
> A city is like a large, complex, rabbit
> - ARP
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