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   Re: [xml-dev] The subsetting has begun

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On Tuesday 25 February 2003 15:16, Joe English wrote:

> > and making
> > it as formally rigorous as the syntax spec (somebody said that this could
> > be done with ASN.1, but I don't know that).
> IMO, the level of rigor in the XML Infoset REC is just
> about right.  It lists the essential information content
> of a parsed document, without constraining the way that
> information is represented.  ASN.1 would be a gross
> overspecification.

ASN.1 doesn't constrain representation, it's purely an Abstract Syntax 
Notation - it lists what information content something has, and nothing more.

Element ::= {
	name QName,
		name QName,
		content UTF8String
	children SEQUENCE OF Node

Node ::= CHOICE {
	element Element,
	comment UTF8String,
	processInstruction ProcessingInstruction,
	cdata UTF8String


> --Joe English


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