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Re: Response to your comment on the XML Infoset CR draft

From: <Noah_Mendelsohn@lotus.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2001 23:39:05 -0400
To: www-xml-infoset-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF5AE49553.A24BAD86-ON85256A9C.0011552A@lotus.com>
Thank you for taking the trouble to solicit my response to this proposed 
resolution.  First of all, I would not want to do anything to obstruct the 
progress of the Infoset specification, and can live with either the 
proposed resolution or probably a variety of others. 

That said, I think there remain problems with the proposed resolution, 
specifically, the phrase:

>> the point we want to retain is that it is only 
>> for such [I.e textual] documents that this spec
>> specifies the infoset

Let's say I create an empty DOM on my program, and then use the DOM API's 
to add element and attribute nodes.   I pass the resulting DOM to some 
other program, perhaps as input to an XSLT transform.  I then free up the 
DOM.  This is a case in which the document has never existed in 
well-formed "<...>" syntax.  Are you really intending to say, and indeed 
to emphasize, that your infoset specification does not cover this case?  I 
would find that tremendously disappointing.   Indeed, this is an extremely 
common scenario in database server applications, and I would have thought 
it was one of the key reasons we need an infoset. 

So, I would prefer to see a really clear signal that such scenarios are 
first class, indeed very important examples of infoset usage.  Lacking 
concensus on such emphasis, I would suggest at least that nothing be done 
to suggest that they are not at least covered.

Again, if I am an outlier on this, I am willing to let it go, but my 
honest opinion is that it is a quite important point.   Thank you all in 
any case for your concern.  I apologize for the slow response, but I am 
recently back from vacation.  Thanks.

Noah Mendelsohn                                    Voice: 1-617-693-4036
Lotus Development Corp.                            Fax: 1-617-693-8676
One Rogers Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

07/23/2001 10:31 AM

        To:     Noah_Mendelsohn@lotus.com
        cc:     www-xml-infoset-comments@w3.org
        Subject:        Response to your comment on the XML Infoset CR draft

This is the XML core working group's response to your comment(s) on
the XML Infoset CR draft.  Please let us know within seven days (by
mail to www-xml-infoset-comments@w3.org) whether you accept our
resolution or instead wish to have your objection recorded as a
minority opinion.

Issue mendelsohn 
Status: accepted
Origin: Noah_Mendelsohn@lotus.com: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-xml-infoset-comments/2001AprJun/0153.html 
Clarify intro which suggests that infosets must come from textual 

We will see if we can clarify the introduction to remove any
suggestion that infosets *must* come from textual documents (the point
we want to retain is that it is only for such documents that this spec
specifies the infoset).
Received on Wednesday, 1 August 2001 23:41:49 UTC

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