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Re: PIs for change tracking: was Re: Few words on each of us

From: Claudius Teodorescu <claudius.teodorescu@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2013 13:47:24 +0200
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To: Robin LaFontaine <robin.lafontaine@deltaxml.com>
Cc: "public-change@w3.org" <public-change@w3.org>

Also, one can also choose a 'gradual change tracking markup', namely a sort
of light syntax (maybe with PIs) for common purposes, and a heavy syntax
(maybe with elements/attributs) for much elaborated situations.

One surely needs to consider all the existing knowledge, as you briefly
presented it.


On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 1:07 PM, Robin LaFontaine <
robin.lafontaine@deltaxml.com> wrote:

>  I changed the title so easier to follow this thread - an important topic.
> There is a lot of experience and code around using PIs in editing
> applications and IMHO a PI representation for CT (Change Tracking) is
> necessary. My hope is that we can have the best of both worlds if we can
> define a bi-directional and loss-less transformation between an element/attribute
> CT representation and a PI one.
> Robin
>  On 22/02/2013 07:51, Daniel Glazman wrote:
> On 21/02/13 22:56, Casey Jordan wrote:
> We use PI's as well, as Tom said there are many benefits. However we
> only use the PI's to markup the regions and assign a small amount of
> metadata (username, unique id etc), any comments or other information
> associated with the change are stored outside the document in a
> database. This way, if the change get's removed, accepted, or rejected,
> the information surrounding it lives on in an audit record. This has
> been very important for our customers.
> That's _really_ interesting because the HTML zealots never consider
> PIs as a potential solution to our real-life problems in editing
> environments ou publishing chains, they always base all their solutions
> on elements and attributes only, and that of course tweaks the structure
> of the document.
> </Daniel>
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