Re: Towards XML 2.0
>> I think the XML 2.0 spec should have a 'Compatibility' section in it that >> says if you want your XML 2.0 document to be valid XML 1.0, then take note >> of the following ... . One of the things it would mention is comments. > That's certainly worth considering. Perhaps there should be two > levels? a basic level with no XML declaration that is XML 1.0 > compatible, and a level with<?xml version='2.0'> that is not? > I started trying to work out use cases for backwards compatibility (old documents, new tools / old tools / new documents), and realized I don't have enough experience (or patience?) to propose anything definitive or thoroughly considered. Still I feel that the success of this whole enterprise will very much hinge on getting the nuances of the compatibility decisions just right, so smart people: please think deeply about this! -Mike Sokolov
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