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XPath Data Model proposal (was: [xml-dev] nostalgia)

From: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 23:33:42 -0400
To: Jonathan Robie <jonathan.robie@datadirect-technologies.com>
Cc: Mike Champion <mc@xegesis.org>, xml-dev@lists.xml.org, public-qt-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030513033342.GC777@ccil.org>

Jonathan Robie scripsit:

> The Data Model, which is in Last Call, is particularly important right 
> now - we have tried to design it so that we support XML Schema, but also 
> merely-well-formed XML and XML governed by DTDs. We have also tried to 
> keep it relatively simple. If people have time to review only one 
> document, this is the one.

I have reviewed it, and I'm copying this to the public comments list.

I would like to see the Infoset-only model nevertheless process xsi:type
attributes as a special case.  This would make it possible for a process
to serialize information about element types, at least, directly into
an XML document.

In addition, an xdt:attributeTypes attribute would be a Good Thing:
this would have list-of-QName type, and would alternate an attribute name
with its type.

Adopting these very slight modifications of Infoset-only rules would
allow upstream processes to specify type information (which is AFAICT
the main contribution of the PSVI to the data model) without the overhead
of a full PSVI.

-- 
Real FORTRAN programmers can program FORTRAN    John Cowan
in any language.  --Allen Brown                 jcowan@reutershealth.com
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