Re: Towards XML 2.0
On Sat, 04 Dec 2010 16:18:20 +0100 COUTHURES Alain <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Le 04/12/2010 15:33, Elliotte Rusty Harold a écrit : > > > > I can't see that allowing -- in comments is important enough to > > break the tool chain. If it were really that important, I'd suggest > > dropping comments completely and replacing them with<?comment > > text ?> but it's probably simpler to just leave them in as is, > > imperfect though they are. > > > Comments and processing instructions sound like metadata to me and I > don't think that it's a good idea to have special syntaxes or > functions to manipulate them. +1 Sounds like a worthy simplification to me. More so on PI's a little less on comments. > > When we say that there can only be one root for an XML 1.0 document, > we forget to say that it just means one element at root level but > there can be many nodes with a different type. XML 2.0 should allow > multiple elements at root level. With the RDF mismatch I've often wondered about basing XML on a graph rather than a tree. -- regards -- Dave Pawson XSLT XSL-FO FAQ. http://www.dpawson.co.uk
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