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