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Changes to Infoset after last call relevant to I18N

From: Martin J. Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2000 09:41:13 -0500
Message-Id: <3.0.32.20000725094018.022a4248@pophost.arbortext.com>
To: www-xml-infoset-comments@w3.org
Dear I18N IG,

I'm copying the XML Core WG on this to inform them ASAP,
because in my views, this is rather serious.

The last call version of the XML Information Set:
     http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WD-xml-infoset-19991220
made a clear distinction between core and peripheral
infoset items and properties. In particular, entity
structures and CDATA-section related stuff is peripheral.
I just now found out that this distinction was dropped
at least in the most recent draft, which is supposed to
go to CR sooner or later:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-xml-core-wg/2000AprJun/att-0255/01-N 
ewInfosetCR.htm
Also, the 'charset' property on external entities was
peripheral, but is no longer so.

This is rather serious. It clearly interfers with some
basic assumptions of the character model. I can't speak
for others at the moment, but I'm very sure that I would
have proposed to comment on the absence of any distinction
between 'core' and 'peripheral' features if there hadn't
been such a distinction in the last call document.

Any comments are welcome.    Regards,   Martin.
Received on Tuesday, 25 July 2000 10:41:15 GMT

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