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

I agree that it isn't specifically necessary but to say it is not
useful would be incorrect. Since not every encoding possible is
required to be supported by every parser you might want to validate,
in a network where people are passing around messages, that a
particular encoding is adhered to.
It might be nice to do this kind of validation in Schematron.

Bryan Rasmussen
On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 10:38 AM, Mukul Gandhi <gandhi.mukul@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> --
> Regards,
> Mukul Gandhi
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