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RE: Draft - Fixup or Full XML Parser

From: David Lee <David.Lee@marklogic.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 06:13:30 -0800
To: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>, "public-xml-er@w3.org" <public-xml-er@w3.org>
Message-ID: <EB42045A1F00224E93B82E949EC6675E16ADC5FCF2@EXCHG-BE.marklogic.com>
I'm happy with a spec describing a parse/tree model as an abstract data type used *only* to describe the conceptual process, 
but not happy with a spec that says an implementer must concretely implement the transformation by doing so. 

David Lee
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Carlisle [mailto:davidc@nag.co.uk]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 9:08 AM
> To: public-xml-er@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Draft - Fixup or Full XML Parser
> On 22/02/2012 13:31, David Lee wrote:
> > I'm not suggesting implemters cannot choose to make an full XML
> > parser including API's and trees out of this. I am suggesting that
> > the spec not*require*  it.
> Yes, I know, but currently I haven't seen an algorithm for fixup that
> doesn't parse the input, so I'm not sure how to spec a fixup process
> that produces a well formed XML document that doesn't first produce a
> tree (as in the current draft more or less) then serialise it.
> Is there a syntax level transformation that could be specified that goes
> from an xml-er document to an xml document without first building a tree
> and then serialising (at least conceptually, implementations may
> pipeline this to start serialising the result before the tree is fully
> built as is common in xslt).
> David
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