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   Re: [xml-dev] The subsetting has begun

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On Monday 24 February 2003 06:05 pm, Tim Bray wrote:
> Well, despite being a vociferous defender of UniodeWithBrackets, I can
> see the necessity for the infoset, merely for the community of spec
> writers.  If you're describing something like schema or xpath or
> whatever, it's just way easier to do it in terms of the data model than
> in terms of syntax.

Right... but FWIW. XPath, and Schema are really tied closely to the syntax of 
XML too. I don't think many many people would say that XPath is a globally 
applicable addressing mechanism for structured data (though I have in the 
past argued for something akin to exactly that)... only that it's good for 

> I suspect that the infoset is of little interest to ordinary programmers
> doing ordinary work, who will work either at the level of the syntax or
> of some particular API.  -Tim



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