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XML REC: Section 5

From: David Brownell <db@Eng.Sun.COM>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 08:18:50 -0800
Message-ID: <365ADC6A.9A77EAEF@eng.sun.com>
To: xml-editor@w3.org
The XML Conformance Subcommittee <xmlconf@oasis-open.org>
has recently noted that the recommendation does not address
the role of implementation limits in conformance.

The VRML 97 spec (www.vrml.org) provides one example of
ways to address such limits.  It provides tables which
identify a profile of testable minimum limits -- such
as 50 UTF-8 octets in names -- which all "browsers" (for
XML, read "processors") must support, and to which all
"generators" must be able to conform.

I suggest (not on behalf of the subcommittee) that the
XML specification define such a "base profile", so that
a default level of interoperability is defined.

- Dave
Received on Tuesday, 24 November 1998 11:23:09 UTC

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