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www-tag discussions on SOAP subsetting XML

From: Champion, Mike <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 17:00:58 -0500
Message-ID: <9A4FC925410C024792B85198DF1E97E40477A925@usmsg03.sagus.com>
To: w3c-dist-app@w3.org

I bring to your collective attention the thread on the TAG public mailing
list starting at 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2002Nov/0156.html titled "SOAP's
prohibiting use of XML internal subset."  As this has been discussed in
great detail on this list, perhaps it would be useful to educate the TAG on
why this feature of XML is not supported.

Pointers to the most useful bits in the archive would be helpful. The formal
resolution to Issue #4 doesn't capture the reasoning in a way that we
could present to the TAG.    I recall, but can't find a "killer argument"
to the effect that the real problem is that XML is not composable if
DTD internal subsets are allowed.  I also recall arguments to the effect that internal 
subsets could declare entities, which have numerous interoperability
problems.  Others?
Received on Monday, 25 November 2002 17:17:28 UTC

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