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

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Elliotte Harold wrote:
> Robin Berjon wrote:
>> Yes this may break software that is making stupid 
>> assumptions about the content of certain tokens, but such software was 
>> written based on a misunderstanding of text and deserves to break (and 
>> then to be shot in the kneecaps, tied to a horse and dragged all 
>> around town, dipped in boiling lead, dismembered piece by piece with a 
>> rusty spoon, and finally dumped in a ditch to agonize).
> That's a pretty harsh punishment for actually implementing the specs as 
> written.

When I said "software" I was actually thinking of applications living on 
top of XML processors, not the implementations of the specs themselves.

But hey, I'm with Len here. Wherever specs make such assumptions their 
editors and complicit working group members should be put through 
motions that I would list here had I the necessary imagination, but will 
leave to Foucault's excellent opening quotation in _Discipline and 
Punish_, which you can read at the delicious IRI: 

Robin Berjon
   Research Scientist
   Expway, http://expway.com/


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