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   Re: [xml-dev] Processing XML 1.1 documents with XML Schema 1.0 processor

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Eric van der Vlist wrote:

> If the intent is different from what's written, that should be published
> as an errata. Leaving it to the appreciation of the readers would likely
> provoke interoperability nightmares!

In a  committee written spec, different authors, editors, and reviewers 
may all have different "intent" for the same language. Indeed even a 
single author may have had different intent at different times. It's 
entirely possible that some working group members intended the spec to 
refer to the most current versions and some intended it to specifically 
refer to XML 1.0 and not subsequent versions.

This is yet another reason why normative test suites are really, really 
important for specifications of this nature.

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
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