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Re: fragment exchange (was Re: rationales for TEI extended-pointer keywords)

From: W. Eliot Kimber <eliot@isogen.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 1997 11:07:17 +0100
Message-ID: <33A11BD5.7785@isogen.com>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
Matthew Fuchs wrote:
> 
> On Jun 13,  9:59am, W. Eliot Kimber wrote:
> >
> > In all of these discussions, it's critical to keep separate the source,
> > which is what XML lang (like SGML) defines the rules for, and the parsed
> > result of processing that source, which is what XML Link (like HyTime)
> > operates on.  Once the documents have been put into memory, issues like
> > well-formedness and even validity go away, because those are syntax issues,
> > and syntax is transcended once the document is parsed (and only resurface
> > when you want to create a new source document).
> 
> Well-formedness is a syntax issue.  Validity remains an issue for the
> application because it is also a statement about the abstract structure of the
> document.

Validation is only an issue if you make it one--editors, for example,
have 
states where validation issues are ignored.  Browsers may never care
about
validity because it doesn't matter if the document conforms to a
particular
schema.

Perhaps it's better to say that validity *can be ignored* in the
abstraction,
not that it goes away.

Cheers,

E.
Received on Friday, 13 June 1997 15:18:25 EDT

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