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----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Bray" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Dennis Sosnoski" <email@example.com>
Cc: "Elliotte Rusty Harold" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2004 12:05 PM
> Two interesting questions are "Which specifications make no use of the
> Infoset abstraction" (answer: I could go with "a few" or "too many")
> and "Which applications make no use of the Infoset abstraction (answer:
> "most"). -Tim
What does it mean "making use of the Infoset abstraction"?
As an example, would you say that an application which generates
SAX call-backs from an internal proprietary object model, for the
purpose of validation (or serialization), does *not* make use of
the Infoset abstraction?
It sure makes use of *some* abstraction, as it has to interpret a
proprietary data structure as if it was an XML document.