Re: The subsetting has begun
From: "Sean McGrath" <sean.mcgrath@p...> > [Norman Walsh <ndw@n...>] > >As far as I can see, the following statements are true: > > >1. People will subset XML. They already have. > > >2. Developers will write code that only processes those subsets. > > >3. The result will be reduced interoperability if developers think > > that they can use that code for general-purpose XML processing. > > Well said Sir! In (2) and (3) I'd substitute present tense for future tense. > Take any XML system that starts with an XML editing tool. Swap out that > editor for any other. Watch all the downstream process break. > > Replace the original editor. Now replace the parsers etc. used in the > downstream processes. Again, watch all the downstream process break. Is this a challenge? What editors are you thinking about, and how do they break the downstream processes? Is this editors which do/don't collapse everything to a single line or what? How do we make sure our editors are not sinister forces for unexpected evil in the production chain, as Sean seems to suggest? Cheers Rick Jelliffe
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