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Re: Fwd: A sort of synthesis

From: Casey Jordan <casey.jordan@jorsek.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 12:27:04 -0500
Message-ID: <CAPAQPqfPGXkCwttKWaa76Y60VNJC4vkPHyKsdkHZ-cFznFDJ_g@mail.gmail.com>
To: George Cristian Bina <george@oxygenxml.com>
Cc: Claudius Teodorescu <claudius.teodorescu@gmail.com>, "public-change@w3.org" <public-change@w3.org>
+1 George. This is a very important part of interoperability since there
are so many "XML editors". As you know, many companies have groups using
several tools on one content set.

On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 10:12 AM, George Cristian Bina <george@oxygenxml.com
> wrote:

> Just a comment on this:
> On 2/28/13 4:40 PM, Claudius Teodorescu wrote:
>> 4. rendering of changes, by using a light syntax (PIs, for instance);
>> such syntax is to be used for rendering only, thus not over-loading the
>> XML document itself;
> In oXygen's case, and I guess also in other XML tools, the PIs are not a
> syntax for rendering the changes, it is only a serialization format. Once
> the document is loaded the PIs are removed from the document and kept in an
> in-memory structure that is modified by the user actions and then when the
> document is saved the new current change tracking structure is serialized
> as PIs.
> There should not me a main issue if changes are stored out of band, in an
> external storage and loaded from there. However, having them separate from
> the document may easily result in inconsistent information. The main
> advantage with having them serialized directly in the document is that if
> some additional changes are performed with a tool that does not record
> changes on that document then the PIs will move as well so they will stay
> next to the content they mark as modified.
> Best Regards,
> George
> --
> George Cristian Bina
> <oXygen/> XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger
> http://www.oxygenxml.com

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