Re: XML 1.1 and other specs
Elliotte Rusty Harold scripsit: > Thanks. I think you've finally succeeded in convincing me of what > Simon and Walter have been claiming for the last several years, that > the Infoset is not only useless but actively harmful. It should be > deprecated, and future specs such as XQuery/XPath 2.0 should base > themselves on XML 1.0 plus namespaces and actively ignore the infoset. If the Infoset were an API, I would absolutely agree with you. The DOM *is* an API, and has the same lack of rules, which is one reason why it's a poor API, as we both know. But the Infoset is only an abstract data model, and it doesn't need to enforce well-formedness rules. It's just a way of talking about what it is that concrete APIs and other processes have or make available. -- All Gaul is divided into three parts: the part John Cowan that cooks with lard and goose fat, the part www.ccil.org/~cowan that cooks with olive oil, and the part that www.reutershealth.com cooks with butter. -- David Chessler jcowan@r...
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