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Re: Fwd: A sort of synthesis

From: Robin LaFontaine <robin.lafontaine@deltaxml.com>
Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2013 17:31:28 +0000
Message-ID: <513A2070.5020206@deltaxml.com>
To: public-change@w3.org
+1 alsofor George, but there are use cases where external is useful, as 
Claudius says. This view was expressed too when we presented the paper 
in Prague.

I am hoping we can get the best of both worlds by having both in-line 
and external representations and a standard transformation between them. 
As George says, the in-line is more 'robust' and should probably be the 
normative version, but we can discuss how to do that.

On 28/02/2013 17:27, Casey Jordan wrote:
> +1 George. This is a very important part of interoperability since 
> there are so many "XML editors". As you know, many companies have 
> groups using several tools on one content set.
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 10:12 AM, George Cristian Bina 
> <george@oxygenxml.com <mailto:george@oxygenxml.com>> wrote:
>     Just a comment on this:
>     On 2/28/13 4:40 PM, Claudius Teodorescu wrote:
>         4. rendering of changes, by using a light syntax (PIs, for
>         instance);
>         such syntax is to be used for rendering only, thus not
>         over-loading the
>         XML document itself;
>     In oXygen's case, and I guess also in other XML tools, the PIs are
>     not a syntax for rendering the changes, it is only a serialization
>     format. Once the document is loaded the PIs are removed from the
>     document and kept in an in-memory structure that is modified by
>     the user actions and then when the document is saved the new
>     current change tracking structure is serialized as PIs.
>     There should not me a main issue if changes are stored out of
>     band, in an external storage and loaded from there. However,
>     having them separate from the document may easily result in
>     inconsistent information. The main advantage with having them
>     serialized directly in the document is that if some additional
>     changes are performed with a tool that does not record changes on
>     that document then the PIs will move as well so they will stay
>     next to the content they mark as modified.
>     Best Regards,
>     George
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