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Re: [xml-dev] Can XML documents have loops (cycles)?

Costello, Roger L. wrote:
> So would it be accurate to say that: 
> 1. XML documents may have loops (cycles).
> 2. XML parsers just report the loops; XML parsers do not traverse them.

No. It would be accurate to say that XML can be used to represent languages that describe cyclic graphs (using id/idref or whatever custom semantics they want).

As I said before, you can do the same thing with ASN.1 notation, this does not imply that ASN.1 streams have loops.
Chris Burdess

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