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Re: SOAP's prohibiting use of XML internal subset

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: 02 Dec 2002 16:35:44 -0600
To: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Cc: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com>, www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <1038868545.5319.11660.camel@dirk>

On Mon, 2002-12-02 at 16:19, Tim Bray wrote:
> 
> Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> > It may be good to start out by separating 
> > the notions of subset (a proper subset of U{XML}) 
> > and profile (a cross-product of subsets of U{XML}).
> 
> Hey, my stake is on the ground on this one: check out 
> http://www.textuality.com/xml/xmlSW.html - the right answer is
> 
>       XML1.1
>       - DTDs (& hence entities)
> +namespaces
>    + Infoset
>   + xml:base
>   ==========
>       XML-SW
> 
> Which *nobody* will need to subset and *anybody* can build on (with the 
> sole exception of the MathML people, who are stuck with XML 1.* forever 
> because they want names for all their special characters).

Some of the mathml people that I talked to were willing
to go with grounding character names in URI space via
namespaces, i.e.
  <... xmlns:char="http://www.w3.org/YYYY/mathmlchars">

	<char:frac14/>
  </...>
in place of
	&frac14;


something similar, <mchar name="frac14"/> was in earlier
drafts, e.g.
http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/WD-MathML2-20000328/chapter3.html#presm:mchar

I gather it didn't survive... I wonder if they document
why not... well, the changes section only lists changes
between mathml 1 and mathml 2.


> However, it may be the case that not everyone will immediately say "hey 
> you got it right Tim, argument over."  Hard though it may be to believe, 
> people may disagree about what should go in XML-NG. -Tim
-- 
Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Monday, 2 December 2002 17:35:35 GMT

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