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Re: Browsers and profiles

From: Alex Milowski <alex@milowski.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 06:36:34 -0700
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To: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 4:03 PM, Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com> wrote:
> Alex Milowski <alex@milowski.org> writes:
>> efficiently.  At the same time you've just turned off external subsets
>> for all XML documents.
>
> Right. And I assert that they will not fix that. Period. Henri's
> decision to close WONTFIX your bug on this issue is the clinching
> proof, I believe.

I'm not sure which bug you are referring to but I haven't any open
that have been closed as WONTFIX.

>
>> Similarly, xml:id process becomes a pain in languages like XHTML where
>> you already have an ID type attribute (i.e. "id") but that becomes
>> solvable even if the processing is a bit hairy.
>
> Maybe we should drop that from the recommended profile as well, then.
>

I don't think that is necessary.

>>
>> I don't think of this as inflammatory but I do think there is still a
>> problem.  I think we still want XIncude in the "recommended profile
>> for browsers".  We don't have a profile that turns off external
>> subsets and includes XInclude processing.
>
> Yes. I'm throwing the XInclude baby out with the external subset bath
> water. I don't think the browsers are going to implement XInclude
> either. They're allergic to "X" words, it's never going to be part of
> HTML, and it's a little tricky to get all the fallback stuff right.
>

I think this is being overly pessimistic.

-- 
--Alex Milowski
"The excellence of grammar as a guide is proportional to the paucity of the
inflexions, i.e. to the degree of analysis effected by the language
considered."

Bertrand Russell in a footnote of Principles of Mathematics
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