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Re: The subsetting has begun


Re:  The subsetting has begun
On Wednesday 26 February 2003 16:09, Sean McGrath wrote:
> [Len Bullard]
>
>  >What would be interesting would be a comparison of Common XML and XML-SW
>  >to determine what features two groups considered essential and how they
>
> differ.
>
>  >You say the essential subset is:
>  > 2.2 Elements
>  > 2.3 Attributes
>  > 2.4 Namespaces
>  > 2.5 Textual Content and now revise that to unbundle the namespaces
>  >so elements, attributes, text are core. Given there are those who
>  >say attributes are a botch, an even more conservative position is
>  >elements, text and if we go more minimal than that, we are back to CSV.
>
> No. CSV goes too far because you loose the very essence of what gives
> XML its modelling power - named nodes in a directed acyclic graph.

It's not a DAG; you can't share subtrees. It's a tree!

>
> Sean
>

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