Re: heritage (was Re: SGML on the Web)
Patrick Durusau wrote: > That a serialization syntax is based on a particular data model is fine. > But the interpretation of that serialization syntax should not be bound to > the data model of its origin. (For those readers with a literary criticism > background, this can be roughly compared to adapting reader-response > criticism to markup processing. As Stanley Fish would say (adapted): > "...what they are searching for [structure of a text] is never not already > found." From the conclusion of: "Is There a Text in This Class?") Obviously I agree with this, and would push the point even further, insisting as I do that there is no a priori data model of the syntax formalized as XML 1.0. The Infoset is an incomplete (as its editor continues to admit, I believe) abstraction derived from the syntactic possibilities permitted in the XML Recommendation. Respectfully, Walter Perry
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