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

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On May 15, 2005, at 17:32, Robin Berjon wrote:

> One aspect that you seem to be failing to take into account based on 
> your comparison with Finland is that everyone in Finland speaks seven 
> languages fluently.
> If you don't speak English (or not well at all) -- which is *far* more 
> common than you imagine

I don't expect all end users to speak other languages besides their 
native language. I don't even expect all developers to speak other 
languages besides their native language. I have, however, been assuming 
that being able to *read* either English or Japanese was prerequisite 
for being a software developer.

How do French developers read Javadocs or Perl POD for non-core 

> It's not just element and attribute names though, see the weekdays 
> enumeration here:
>   http://www.w3.org/2005/03/02-ishida-tech-plen/

Isn't the general tendency when fixing things to move away from DTDs to 

> I also think that you're blowing the interoperability issues of XML 
> 1.1 way out of proportion.

An XML 1.0 processor is required to reject all XML 1.1 docs. Seems like 
a big deal in terms of interop.

Henri Sivonen


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