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Re: Default value for the 'omit-xml-declaration' serialization option

From: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 10:25:20 -0400
To: XProc Dev <xproc-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <m24ou8ibvz.fsf@nwalsh.com>
"Toman_Vojtech@emc.com" <Toman_Vojtech@emc.com> writes:
> In the case of p:escape-markup, I think the default of true is what we
> want,

Why?

> but with the other steps (p:http-request, p:store, p:exec) I am
> not that sure. Especially with p:store and p:exec.

What can the XML Declaration specify?

1. The version of XML, by default 1.0. If it's not 1.0 you *must*
output an XML declaration, serialization parameters be damned.

2. The encoding. If the encoding isn't UTF8/16, you *must* output
an XML declaration, serialization paramters be damned.

3. A standalone declaration. I don't think I've ever seen this used
effectively. I'm not even sure it has an effective use.

I don't feel strongly about it, but if we decide that it shouldn't be
false, I think it should be implementation defined.

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

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