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

On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 1:21 PM, Philippe Poulard
<philippe.poulard@sophia.inria.fr> wrote:
> Perhaps exposed as attributes ?
> /@version
> /@standalone
> /@encoding
> This would have the advantage to keep as-is the XML syntax

I think, <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> is part of XML syntax.
This is a XML prolog (though similar in syntax to processing
instruction). I don't think it's correct to change how we specify XML
prolog information. It might cause lot of problems in the XML world.

As Michael Glavassevich wrote, this already part of DOM. So for me,
DOM problem is solved.

XSLT (2.0) spec does offer instructions (e.g., part of xsl:output) to
generate XML prolog in the serialized output. But XML prolog is not
part of XPath data model. And I also think prolog is not very useful
to application programs.

Mukul Gandhi

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