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Re: Possible changes for XML 2nd Edition

From: David Brownell <david-b@pacbell.net>
Date: Thu, 25 May 2000 15:48:35 +0200
Message-ID: <00fe01bfc64f$edee59c0$19e581c2@brownell.org>
To: "Kay Michael" <Michael.Kay@icl.com>, "'John Cowan'" <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
Cc: <xml-editor@w3.org>, <xml-dev@xml.org>, <w3t-comm@w3.org>
I'd had the same thought as well.


----- Original Message -----
From: Kay Michael <Michael.Kay@icl.com>
To: 'John Cowan' <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
Cc: <xml-editor@w3.org>; <xml-dev@xml.org>; <w3t-comm@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2000 11:59 AM
Subject: RE: Possible changes for XML 2nd Edition


> > A change to the XML version number would make existing 1.0 XML
> > parsers unable to cope.  Since we are not making incompatible
> > changes, a new version would be inappropriate.
>
> E62, which requires the separator in Names and NMTOKENS to be a single
space
> rather than any sequence of whitespace characters, looks like a rather
major
> incompatibility to me!
>
> And the only justification given is SGML compatibility, so why on earth
> wasn't this made a "for interoperability" rule which most of us can
happily
> ignore?
>
> Mike Kay
>
>
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