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RE: /WD-xpath-datamodel-20030502/

From: Michael Rys <mrys@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 9 May 2003 12:39:54 -0700
Message-ID: <5C39F806F9939046B4B1AFE652500A3A05467159@RED-MSG-10.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: <David.Pawson@rnib.org.uk>, <public-qt-comments@w3.org>

The wording says it is outside of the scope of the data model document
and I think that's where it belongs. However, the XSLT spec may say that
you have to represent certain information in the data model and thus
make this part of the scope of the XSLT spec...

Best regards

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David.Pawson@rnib.org.uk [mailto:David.Pawson@rnib.org.uk]
> Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 7:22 AM
> To: public-qt-comments@w3.org
> Subject: /WD-xpath-datamodel-20030502/
> <quote>
> 3.7 Comments, Processing Instructions, and Whitespace
> Although the data model is able to represent comments, processing
> instructions, and insignificant whitespace, preservation of this
> information
> may be unnecessary and onerous for some applications.
> An instance of the data model can be constructed from an Infoset, a
> or
> from some other data source entirely. Different applications may or
> not
> choose to construct nodes in the data model to represent comments,
> processing instructions, and insignificant white space. These
> are
> considered outside the scope of the data model. Consequently the data
> model
> makes no attempt to control or identify the sort of processing in this
> regard that an application uses to construct a data model instance.
> </quote>
> I am concerned about the 'may' in the first para, wrt XSLT
> I'd hope they would be required to be processed in an xslt
> If such an application is using this data model, then how can that be
> enforced?
> E.g. I'd hope that the determination of the significance of white
space is
> the choice of the end user.
> Hence I disagree with this being outside the scope of this data model.
> regards DaveP
> **** snip here ****
> Regards DaveP.
> **** snip here *****
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