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   Re: [xml-dev] syntax, model

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Simon St.Laurent scripsit:

> There's not much more I can say to that. There may be occasional
> exceptions.  Data model by decree works occasionally - XPath 1.0, I
> think is the strongest case in that direction, though it succeeds in
> large part by doing a lot with very little. 

IMHO the XPath data model (also the RNG data model and the Infoset) are
more like "abstract syntax models".  They abstract away a few syntactic
details, but don't introduce any semantics of their own -- they are
still couched in terms of elements, attributes, etc.

Even a refrigerator can conform to the XML      John Cowan
Infoset, as long as it has a door sticker       jcowan@reutershealth.com
saying "No information items inside".           http://www.reutershealth.com
        --Eve Maler                             http://www.ccil.org/~cowan

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