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Re: [xml-dev] Towards XML 2.0

On Sat, 04 Dec 2010 16:18:20 +0100
COUTHURES Alain <alain.couthures@agencexml.com> wrote:

> Le 04/12/2010 15:33, Elliotte Rusty Harold a écrit :
> >
> > I can't see that allowing -- in comments is important enough to
> > break the tool chain. If it were really that important, I'd suggest
> > dropping comments completely and replacing them with<?comment
> > text ?>  but it's probably simpler to just leave them in as is,
> > imperfect though they are.
> >
> Comments and processing instructions sound like metadata to me and I 
> don't think that it's a good idea to have special syntaxes or
> functions to manipulate them.

+1 Sounds like a worthy simplification to me. More so on PI's
a little less on comments. 

> When we say that there can only be one root for an XML 1.0 document,
> we forget to say that it just means one element at root level but
> there can be many nodes with a different type. XML 2.0 should allow
> multiple elements at root level.

With the RDF mismatch I've often wondered about basing XML on a graph
rather than a tree. 



Dave Pawson

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