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   Fast Infoset: does the name fit?

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  • Subject: Fast Infoset: does the name fit?
  • From: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
  • Date: Sat, 09 Apr 2005 08:25:43 -0400
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Question for the Sun folks:

You've been careful to call your binary format "Fast Infoset" and not 
use the word XML. That's better. However, what about the word "Infoset"? 
Is FI a faithful representation of the XML Infoset? In particular,

1. Does FI refuse to encode XML documents that do not have well-defined 
infosets? For instance, does it disallow relative namespace URIs? Does 
every FI have a well-defined XML infoset?

2. Can FI represent infosets that do not have equivalent XML 
serializations? For instance, infosets in which the in-scope namespaces 
property is inconsistent with the namespace attributes property?

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
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