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Re: XML processor profiles comment from XML Core WG

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 12:03:31 +0100
To: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Cc: public-xml-processing-model-comments@w3.org, public-xml-core-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5b7haxhz7g.fsf@calexico.inf.ed.ac.uk>
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John Cowan writes:

> My main concern is that the list of recommended profiles looks quite
> arbitrary: why these and no others?  A further concern is with the
> term "recommended": recommended for what purpose?  I would be happier
> if you just labeled them Profile I to Profile IV, or something of the
> sort.  Detaching this from its context makes it seem as if Profile IV
> is exactly what the well-respected XML parser author ought to provide
> nowadays, and it's far from clear that that's true.

Speaking with my spec. editor hat on, please expand on your last
sentence.  What _do_ you think the "well-respected XML parser author
ought to provide nowadays", and why?

ht
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