RE: ConciseXML syntax
Then he should say it is compatible to the XML Infoset or compliant with the XML Infoset not XML 1.0. -- PITHY WORDS OF WISDOM A pipe gives a wise man time to think and a fool something to stick in his mouth. This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. > > > -----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 > > -- > A city is like a large, complex, rabbit > - ARP > > ----------------------------------------------------------------- > The xml-dev list is sponsored by XML.org <http://www.xml.org>, an > initiative of OASIS <http://www.oasis-open.org> > > The list archives are at http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ > > To subscribe or unsubscribe from this list use the subscription > manager: <http://lists.xml.org/ob/adm.pl> > >
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