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Slight architectural discrepancy between XMl 1.0 & the infoset

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 11:36:47 -0800
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The infoset recommendation is slightly inconsistent with the XML 
recommendation, in that the infoset rec says "There is a comment information 
item for each XML comment in the original document, except for those 
appearing in the DTD (which are not represented)."  while the XML 
recommendation says "an XML processor may, but need not, make it 
possible for an application to retrieve the text of comments.".

This seems serious to me, the infoset seems to be requiring 
behavior of software which a reasonable reader of the XML 1.0
would not expect. -Tim
Received on Saturday, 2 February 2002 02:44:23 UTC

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