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Re: [xml-dev] MicroXML

Oops.  And this time to the list.

On 13 December 2010 09:42, James Clark <jjc@jclark.com> wrote:
> It's designed to be a subset of XML 1.0 but not of XML 1.0 + XML Namespaces.
On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 3:12 AM, Andrew Welch <andrew.j.welch@gmail.com> wrote:
...I think everyone takes "XML" to mean "XML 1.0 + XML Namespaces" so
to say something is a "subset of XML" but not mean namespaces you
might get done for false advertising :)

Absolutely not.  XML is XML.  Possibly casual observers might confuse "XML" with "XML 1.0 + XML Namespaces" but a FAQ is all that's needed to sort that out.  The only reason such a confusion would be important is if it made it too impractical for existing parsers to handle MicroXML.  For all the parsers I know of, it would work just fine, or need very minor tweaks.  Do you know of any where that is not the case?

For me (and for quite a few who have spoken up on the list, putting paid to your "everyone" claim), exactly what is needed is something "designed to be a subset of XML 1.0 but not of XML 1.0 + XML Namespaces."

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