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Re: Draft of position on SOAP's use of XML Internal subset

From: Ray Whitmer <rayw@netscape.com>
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2002 11:50:01 -0800
Message-ID: <3DEFADE9.8020807@netscape.com>
To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
CC: fallside@us.ibm.com, xml-dist-app@w3.org

noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com wrote:

>I guess I don't really understand what you're trying to
>say here.  Adapting what to the subset?  Is there
>something out there that had some XML lying around and you
>want to use SOAP to send that fragment?  If that's your
>concern, why is that not covered by the sentence I
>included that said: "The tradeoff is that we have
>somewhat complicated things for those who prefer to use
>certain off-the-shelf processors, and for those who
>want to insert arbitrary XML into SOAP messages (there
>are many other problems doing that...a longer story
>than we have time for here.)"
>  
>
You are right, it is covered.  Sorry.  That is all the rest of my 
message was discussing.

Thanks for your help on these issues.

While I think that these "tradeoffs" could be seen as possible reasons 
for applications not to subset XML on their own, I hope they are seen as 
reasons for the TAG to standardize a subset that matches SOAP that could 
encourage tools that support the subset that permit efficient processing 
of the subset, detection of violations, development of more subset 
applications that will more-directly interoperate, etc.

Ray
Received on Thursday, 5 December 2002 14:50:24 GMT

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