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   Re: [xml-dev] Pure syntax vs the Infoset permathread (was Re:[xml-dev] T

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On Tue, 25 Feb 2003, Mike Champion wrote:

> On Tue, 25 Feb 2003 07:16:26 -0800, Joe English <jenglish@flightlab.com> 
> wrote:
> > Waitaminnit -- since when is SAX "pure syntax"?
> > SAX is the quintessential implementation of the XML Infoset!
> > All non-Infoset syntactic features of the source document
> > are stripped out; the application only sees (a representation
> > of) the abstract information items.
> Joe and Simon are abolutely right.  I don't know what I was thinking ...  
> probably not at all.
> But it further strengthens the argument that essentially nobody except 
> Simon :-) and the proverbial desperate Perl hacker actually works with XML 
> at the pure syntax level....

Um. Well, I guess that's true if you don't count looking at raw XML as
working with it ;-)  Somehow I suspect being able to intuit what's going
wrong in code by looking at (and understanding) the data being read in /
spat out is a huge win.


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