RE: Feeler for SML (Simple Markup Language)
> A "standard", or really a sortof an informal contract, saying I won't send > you messages or documents with any attributes, PIs, entities, etc. > This lets you optimize your code to be blissfully ignorant of them. But > without a "contract" saying what we won't send each other, there are many > potentials> for interoperability failures. I might send Don a document with > attributes (which I happen to like) but his processor chokes on. It would be > better to form a wide consensus on EXACTLY what subset of XML the "SML community" > would understand. Well isn't your contract between your and Dons processors going to be the 'protocol' for your application. Can't that protocol just say "We're using XML, but without any attributes, and...". You've still got to define the message formats so define them without recourse to PIs, entities, attributes, etc, etc. > Right. But your true-XML parser, DOM/SAX APIs, transformation > engines, etc. will be bloated with all sorts of code that will never be > executed. If I'm writing applications for cellphones, that matters! Granted. Although if my cellphone is running a Java VM and is downloading code as it goes, then I only need to download the PI/entity/attribute handler code as needed. So the bloat could be mitigated. L. 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 unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe 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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