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XML processor profiles comment from XML Core WG

From: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 13:32:11 -0400
To: public-xml-processing-model-comments@w3.org
Cc: public-xml-core-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20110413173211.GF3210@mercury.ccil.org>
I'm speaking as a member of the XML Core WG here, and the WG has
agreed-in-principle with what I'm saying, but hasn't specifically voted
on this text.

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.

John Cowan    cowan@ccil.org    http://ccil.org/~cowan
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