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RE: ConciseXML syntax

  • To: "Alaric B. Snell" <alaric@a...>,"Uche Ogbuji" <uche.ogbuji@f...>,"Mike Plusch" <mplusch@c...>
  • Subject: RE: ConciseXML syntax
  • From: "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@m...>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 09:38:00 -0800
  • Cc: <xml-dev@l...>
  • Thread-index: AcK+TrmM1LLExyZ5QGqQJBbdpTmkqAAAF1IQ
  • Thread-topic: ConciseXML syntax

xml 1.0 b syntax
Then he should say it is compatible to the XML Infoset or compliant with
the XML Infoset not XML 1.0. 

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>  
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alaric B. Snell [mailto:alaric@a...] 
> Sent: Friday, January 17, 2003 9:34 AM
> To: Uche Ogbuji; Mike Plusch
> Cc: xml-dev@l...
> 
> On Friday 17 January 2003 17:06, Uche Ogbuji wrote:
> > > ConciseXML solves the verbosity and ambiguity of XML 1.0 
> while while 
> > > remaining compatible with XML 1.0.  ConciseXML is 
> designed for data 
> > > as well as documents.
> > >
> > > ConciseXML has four key improvements to XML 1.0:
> >
> > "ConciseXML" is *not* compatible with XML 1.0.  I wish you 
> would drop 
> > this inflammatory claim.
> 
> Doesn't that depend on what you mean by compatability? My 
> printer and my computer are very different things, but with 
> the right adapter they're compatible. If conciseXML and XML 
> 1.0 can be cross-converted without information loss then 
> they're way more compatible than my printer and my PC, let 
> alone that ConciseXML seems to be a superset of XML 1.0 :-)
> 
> Now, "compatible" is, in my opinion, a symmetrical 
> relationship; if A is compatible with B then B is compatible 
> with A, right?
> 
> So if ConciseXML was a subset of XML, eg XML-minus-doctype 
> and so on, would you then allow it to be called compatible?
> 
> Because if not, then what *is* compatible with XML?
> 
> Anyway... my point is, I think it's wrong to say that Concise 
> isn't compatible with XML. It might be more valid to accuse 
> it of being a set of non-standard extensions to XML that 
> could cause problems if writers start producing them without 
> knowing beforehand that the readers will be able to read them...
> 
> ABS
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