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Re: Article: "The horror of XML"


Re:  Article: "The horror of XML"
At 4:15 PM +0000 10/31/02, Richard Tobin wrote:


>What the Infoset spec defines is the Infoset of a well-formed XML
>document.  It ties all the items to the corresponding productions in
>XML 1.0.

Really? Where? I'd love to be wrong about this, but I can't find any 
text in the spec that seems to do that.

>It also observes that Infosets may be created by other means, but it
>doesn't really attempt to constrain them much.

Which is the problem. Naturally a real XML document is well-formed. 
The problem is that there can be synthetic infosets that cannot 
possibly be serialized as well-formed XML documents, and other specs 
are being defined in terms of this most general infoset instead of 
the much more restrictive and interoperable case of XML itself.
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