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XHR user agent "supports XML"?

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 20:39:18 -0500
To: public-webapi@w3.org
Message-Id: <1187055558.29837.81.camel@pav>

What does this mean?

Conforming XML user agent 
        A user agent that is a conforming user agent and also supports
        XML (including support for namespaces). 
 -- http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-XMLHttpRequest-20070618/

The XML spec defines conformance of documents and processors.

Is the XHR spec saying that conforming XHR user agents
are conforming XML processors? If so, it seems more clear
to say so:

  Every conforming user agent is a conforming _XML processor_.

with a link to http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/REC-xml-20060816/#dt-xml-proc

p.s. editorial suggestion: move the "If the user agent does not
support XML ..." bit out from under "Conforming user agent".

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Tuesday, 14 August 2007 01:39:33 UTC

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