RE: new Infoset
It will be prudent to close the gaping hole in the XML 1.0 spec quickly. This course of choosing "losers" makes it possible for some agency to implement an alternative to the namespace that is non-interoperable with existing APIs that depend on it, thus collapsing a rather fragile framework of interlocking specifications without abandoning XML legally or otherwise. Loss becomes opportunity. Ick. Len Bullard http://fly.hiwaay.net/~cbullard/lensongs.ram Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti. Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h -----Original Message----- From: John Cowan [mailto:cowan@l...] Sent: Friday, July 28, 2000 8:16 AM To: Bullard, Claude L (Len) Cc: xml-dev@x... Subject: RE: new Infoset On Fri, 28 Jul 2000, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote: > I sense a circularity in which I can have a compliant > XML document that does not have a conforming information set. That is correct. For example, the document: <foo::bar/> is well-formed but does not have an infoset. > This ties up > specifications that normatively reference XML 1.0 and can orphan XML 1.0. We considered that this behavior is licensed by the following language in the XML Rec: # Note: The colon character within XML names is reserved for # experimentation with name spaces. Its meaning is expected to be # standardized at some future point, at which point those documents # using the colon for experimental purposes may need to be updated. In the WG's view, the meaning of colon has now been standardized, and documents using it in non-Namespace-conformant ways deserve to lose. -- John Cowan cowan@c... C'est la` pourtant que se livre le sens du dire, de ce que, s'y conjuguant le nyania qui bruit des sexes en compagnie, il supplee a ce qu'entre eux, de rapport nyait pas. -- Jacques Lacan, "L'Etourdit"
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