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Re: [xml-dev] Should we include the XML prolog in the XPath datamodel, or DOM


From my point of view, the prolog is just useful for parsing :
  • version="1.0" : just in case another version would exist in the future (multiple roots, multiple relationships,...)
  • encoding="..." : so the parser can interpret correctly and convert the following characters !
DOM is just concerned by the document in memory where just one encoding is used (UTF-32 for example).

XPath expressions are written as strings which could use a different encoding...

The result tree of DOM API calls or of XSL transformations is usually saved or transfered : another encoding is necessary so the prolog has to be written when serializing.

Bordeaux, France

Mukul Gandhi a écrit :
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Hi all,
   I wrote the following blog post. This is perhaps a weird thought,
for people having worked with XML for long.


This is a short description of the points I have in mind.

Could you please let us know, if my logic have any merit.


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