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   RE: [xml-dev] Managing Innovation

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I also saw mentioning limiting depth of documents, do you believe limiting
width also?? You can have

<!ELEMENT a b*>

which can be potentially infinite..

best regards,

I think it is argument of engineering based on current experiences, hoping
that it will hold for ever/reasonably long time. Even I am not sure if we
should have such limits in standards.

On Thu, 2 Oct 2003, David Megginson wrote:

> Rick Marshall writes:
>  > that's what ibm said 20 years ago and every design since has had to
>  > cope with 640k base memory ranges and other "that'll be more than
>  > enough" decisions.
> I understand that argument well, but in this case, we're not talking
> about limiting the overall length of XML documents.  Let's try not to
> imagine only the present, but the future as well -- can anyone make a
> reasonable case for an XML element or attribute name longer than 4096
> characters (for example)?
> All the best,
> David


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