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Re: The Web Services Architecture WG position on XML profiling/subset ting

From: Michael Rys <mrys@microsoft.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 20:17:55 -0800
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Mike wrote:
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Additional features that would make XML more widely useful 
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would be desireable to further enhance the
composability of XML documents, e.g. by a standardized mechanism
allowing an
XML parser to handle files containing multiple well-formed XML fragments
but
without an enclosing element, 
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I actually believe that allowing multiple top level elements and even
text nodes becomes increasingly important.

XSLT already provides for serializing such "forests", XQuery can
generate them and relational database systems are providing or planning
to provide XML as a native data type that can contain element contents. 

As noted above, this is very useful for composability (XInclude may
benefit as well) and is happening already.

As to the discussion of subsetting XML 1.0, I can understand to factor
DTDs out, although as others, I have some issues with dropping
processing-instructions.

Best regards
Michael

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