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Re: XML versions

From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2007 10:17:31 +0200
Message-ID: <46B1931B.7070309@kosek.cz>
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
CC: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Karl Dubost wrote:

>> You have to draw line somewhere to ensure interoperability.
> 
> See the section of the QA Framework about requirements and normative
> references.
> 
>     "When imposing requirements by normative references,
>     address conformance dependencies." [1]
> 
> See specifically the techniques and examples parts. Unicode has exactly
> the same constraints because it evolves. [2]
> 
> "Implementations that support XML serialization of HTML5 must be
> compatible with the XML Infoset[3]…"

And how does XML Infoset helps to interoperability? It is abstract data
model of XML. But if you serialize HTML5 into XML for sending over wire
you want octet stream containing angle brackets not some abstract notation.

XML seralization operates on a different level then XML infoset.

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