Re: The Power of Groves
Michael Champion wrote: > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "W. Eliot Kimber" <eliot@i...> > > > > Yes, it has an abstract model, but what is the abstract model that > > underlies the XML abstract model? Within the infoset (or the SGML > > property set), "element" is a specialization of "node". It is "node" > > that is the base underlying abstract data model from which the > > specialized types "element", "attribute", "data character", etc. are > > defined. Without this completely generic, universal, base, there is no > > way to meaningfully compare different data models to define, for > > example, how to map from one to other, because they are not defined in > > terms of a common definitional framework. > > I'm curious ... there's a lot of advocay about groves here on XML-DEV, but I > don't see anyone (besides Nils Klarlund) who posts here speaking their piece > on the InfoSet comments list > http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-xml-infoset-comments/ For my part, it's lack of time and confidence in David Megginson's technical and political abilities. I figure that if the right thing can be done, he can do it and anything I might say would probably only make his job harder. I know that David understands groves and he also understands the realities of the W3C process. Cheers, E.
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