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RE: [xml-dev] How to handle "newline" characters in an XML parser.

Michael Kay said:

> Subsetting XML does no one a service
> unless the subset is likely to achieve widespread agreement and support.

+1, at least if the aim of subsetting is for public adoption and
consumption, not in-house hacking. What consenting adults in private do is
not the business of standards.

I think there is a dilemma here: subsets will become accepted if they meet
the needs of a significant community with a particular use pattern but
don't impinge on other groups who use other bits of XML (e.g. SOAP's
subset of XML does not prevent DOCBOOK users from using the ISO publishing
character entities), however the natural tendency that "I don't need X"
becomes "Therefore you don't need X".

Rick Jelliffe

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