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Re: PIs considered harmful Was: XML-SW, a thought experiment

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002 14:40:24 -0500
Message-ID: <015e01c1c3b4$6e2c4850$84001d12@w3.org>
To: "Rick Jelliffe" <ricko@topologi.com>, "Norman Walsh" <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Cc: <www-tag@w3.org>

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Norman Walsh" <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
To: "Rick Jelliffe" <ricko@topologi.com>
Cc: <www-tag@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2002 9:07 AM
Subject: Re: PIs considered harmful Was: XML-SW, a thought experiment


> / "Rick Jelliffe" <ricko@topologi.com> was heard to say:
> [...]
> | If we say that a document should have integrity even if
> | all PIs are removed, then a PI for namespace declarations
> | must be inappropriate.
> 
> I think that's a circular argument. If we'd used PIs for namespace
> declarations, we wouldn't be asking for (or expecting) integrity if we
> removed all the PIs :-)

Yes you would, as that is the one axiom of PIs and the reason they
are used - that they can be removed/ignored
without harm.

Tim

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