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Re: heritage (was Re: SGML on the Web)

canonical data model xml
Patrick Durusau wrote:

>> I don't think that I do. I'm quite happy for XML to be interpreted as
>> the Infoset, as the PSVI, as the XPath data model, as the DOM data
>> model, as the LMNL data model, indeed as any data model anyone wants
>> to use with it! XML is a syntax, that's all.
> Sorry, that is simply not correct.
> Underlying XML is a data model. That data model is set forth at: 
> http://www.w3.org/XML/Datamodel.html

That is a non-normative fishing expidition by a single member of the W3C 
staff and has no official standing of any kind, unless I'm missing 
something.  There is (by design) nothing in the normative text of the 
XML recommendation about its data model.  The Infoset is a useful 

You can build your own facilities, whatever they may be, with XML syntax 
as a basis for interoperation, but you can't assume a canonical data 
model is in place, because there isn't one. -Tim


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