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RE: XML-*

From: <DPawson@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 09:37:16 -0000
Message-ID: <9B66BBD37D5DD411B8CE00508B69700F024A7EB5@pborolocal.rnib.org.uk>
To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
Cc: www-tag@w3.org



> -----Original Message-----
> From: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com

> I'm not claiming that there are necessarily factors of, say, 
> 2x in all 
> this.  I'm saying that the harder you work on performance, 
> the more these 
> things start to matter.  When you're in the regimes that 
> interest me you 
> are already paying some real costs for handling of 
> namespaces, unicode 
> conversions etc.  Adding entities to the mix is a further 
> complication, 
> and for systems like SOAP I don't think that on balance it pays.


So, at the extremes of efficiency, for one W3C area, we are
considering removing something the remainder of the XML users may want?

That sounds odd to me. Fix it for the 0.4% minority?

That hardly makes sense to me. At least ask around in the other 99% of XML
usage
before deciding this is a good idea.


regards DaveP

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