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   Re: [xml-dev] Browser innovation efforts -- where's W3C in this picture?

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Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:

>>  If a specification is so large that it requires profiling and/or cannot be
>>  implemented on small devices, then it is a failing of the specification
>>  that should be solved by editing the complete spec, possibly simplifying
>>  or obsoleting some parts.
> Is that because you find it amusing, or because it makes you feel good
> in some sense without any practical relevance or do you actually agree
> with the statement?

It's a slight overstatement -- very occasionally it is, in fact, necessary 
to make uncomfortably large specifications -- but for the most part, I agree 
with it.  Profiles are a pragmatic way to salvage something from a morbidly 
obese specification, but they also significantly increase compatibility 
problems: if you have n different profiles, then you have n^2-1 lines of 

All the best,



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