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From: David Lee <David.Lee@marklogic.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 15:59:25 -0800
To: Innovimax W3C <innovimax+w3c@gmail.com>, Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>
CC: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>, W3C XML-ER Community Group <public-xml-er@w3.org>
Message-ID: <EB42045A1F00224E93B82E949EC6675E16ADC601EF@EXCHG-BE.marklogic.com>

> Really interesting idea...
> But one nasty consequence is that XML-ER parser will have to contain
> an HTML5 parser...
> http://software.hixie.ch/utilities/js/live-dom-
> viewer/?I%20forgot%20my%20document%20element%20but%20I'll%20still
> %C2%A0have%20a%20%3Ctable%3E%3Cp%3Econtaining%20a%20paragrap
> h!%3C%2Fp%3E%3Ctr%3E%3Ctd%3Ejust%20because%20I%20can%3C%2Ftd
> %3E%3C%2Ftr%3E%3C%2Ftable%3E
> Mohamed

My concern exactly but more.  If were not careful an XML-ER parser will have to be the mother-of-all-parsers and the spec will have to   be a superset of the XML, HTML, HTML5, XHTML etc etc etc ...  We'll end up with a book that takes a forklift to open.
That is about 2599AD when the specs are done.   And another 1000 years before anyone writes the first impl.

David Lee
Lead Engineer
MarkLogic Corporation
Phone: +1 650-287-2531
Cell:  +1 812-630-7622

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