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Re: [xml-dev] Does the XML syntax have an underlying data model?

Some of us still prefer to ignore the Infoset entirely.


On 4/16/2016 1:09 PM, Costello, Roger L. wrote:
Michael Kay wrote:

The Infoset spec refers to the XML spec, but not the
other way around. In terms of layering, the Infoset
is an overlay on top of XML, not an underpinning.
So it's not an "underlying" data model, rather an
"overlying" one.
Yes, the Infoset can be taken as the data model for
XML. But it is an after-the-event rationalisation;
it did not influence the design of XML. It also came
too late to influence other specifications; for
example in the XPath data model, namespace
nodes have parents, whereas in the Infoset,
namespace information items do not.
Wow! Wow! Wow!

I was not aware of this. I am shocked.

Thank you Michael.



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