Re: Adam Bosworth Article - what does "direct access"mean?
Martin Klang wrote: > so do you feel that XPath or the data model it relies on compromises full > adherence to XML? Unfortunately, yes, precisely because it is a datamodel which it relies on, rather than the specification by syntactic rules which is XML 1.0. It is entirely possible for a datamodel to afford full compliance with real (i.e., syntactic) XML, though in that case I might wonder why bother to abstract the syntactic definition to a datamodel before building tools upon it. The risk which I fear is a datamodel divorced from the syntax and eventually not accountable for the compliance, at a syntactic level, of tools which rely on it. This is by no means a new subject for this list :-). I have swung on that permathread with some regularity over the past five years. Respectfully, Walter Perry
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