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Re: [xmlProfiles-29] TAG recommendation for work on subset of XML 1.1

From: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 05:58:22 -0500
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Personally, I really hate the idea of subsetting. There's too much 
subsetting in existing XML parsers. It's an interoperability problem 
that causes real confusion and pain for developers.

If this really goes forward, subsetting should be defined only at the 
document level. Parsers must still be required to properly process 
all legal XML constructs, including the internal DTD subset and 
processing instructions, at at least the minimum level of XML 1.0. We 
must not encourage or bless the development of parsers that can't 
handle XML 1.0.

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