Re: What is W3C's official position on use of PI?
Don Park wrote: > > Thanks for clearing that up. Do you what the folks who "regard PIs as > problematic second-class syntax" recommend for first-class out-of-band > signaling mechanism? I wouldn't mind giving up PI if there was an > alternative. Well, Liam Quin has been a constant critic of processing instructions. http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list/archive/msg03388.html http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/9811/0203.html My response: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list/archive/msg03396.html As I said in that message, the important thing about processing instructions is that they are invisible to content models. If XML Schemas invented a way to make elements invisible to content models (like SGML's inclusion exceptions, but maybe only allowed at the top level) and a way to add these inclusions to existing schemas easily then processing instructions could be replaced by these "floating", element types. That would be neat. But if there are no floating element types then we still need processing instructions. -- Paul Prescod - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself http://itrc.uwaterloo.ca/~papresco Diplomatic term: "Regret" Translation: To care, but not enough to condemn. ("We regret the loss of life in Sierra Leone. We have no intention to do anything to stop it, mind you, but we regret that it happened.") (Brill's Content, Apr. 1999) xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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