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[Bug 5003] Applicability of <alternative> element to xml:lang

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Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2008 18:29:34 +0000
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------- Comment #12 from mike@saxonica.com  2008-01-17 18:29 -------
>It will not come as a surprise to any of you that I am among those who would favor exploring that option [relax the tree trimming rules]. let me summarize: 
* Does not ....

But what it does do is to destroy the property that you can validate an
element, label it with a type annotation, and then copy the element to a new
tree knowing that the type annotation will still be sound. That property is
extremely important to QT.

I do sympathize with the argument that attribute inheritance will introduce a
lot of new complexity. After all, that's the way namespaces work, and we know
how much they have to answer for in terms of adding complexity.
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