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Re: Fwd: XML InfoSet and property value preservation

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 19:42:23 +0100
Message-ID: <437B7D8F.1040709@gmx.de>
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Jim Whitehead wrote:
> Begin forwarded message:
>> *From: *"Lukas Mathis" <lukas.mathis@numcom.com 
>> <mailto:lukas.mathis@numcom.com>>
>> *Date: *November 15, 2005 11:53:39 PM PST
>> *To: *<w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org <mailto:w3c-dist-auth-request@w3.org>>
>> *Subject: **RE: XML InfoSet and property value preservation*
>>> Extreme option:  All InfoSet items MUST be preserved.  [This clearly 
>>> has the disadvantage of making existing implementations change their 
>>> code to comply, but has the advantage of simplicity and enforcing the 
>>> greatest consistency between servers.]  
>> Maybe I'm missing something, so I hope somebody can explain this to me:
>> Are you arguing about whether a server should preserve data which has no
>> specific semantic meaning (comments) or which could be changed to a
>> semantic equivalent in XML (namespace prefixes)?
>> Maybe I don't understand the issue well enough to comment on it, but I'd
>> tend to go with the last option - only require servers to preserve that
>> which is really needed by clients.

Yes, sure. The trouble actually is to figure out what this is.

For instance, I do agree with you that comments do not need to be 
preserved, but I don't agree that namespace prefixes are irrelevant.

And of course there's the separate issue that we can't simply invent new 
  requirements without also thinking about how to get servers to quickly 
support these....

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 16 November 2005 18:43:59 UTC

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