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RE: FW: XML Query WG Feedback on Sept WD of Namespaces in XML 1.1

From: Kay, Michael <Michael.Kay@softwareag.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2002 13:02:48 +0100
Message-ID: <DFF2AC9E3583D511A21F0008C7E621060453DE65@daemsg02.software-ag.de>
To: Richard Tobin <richard@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>, Michael Rys <mrys@microsoft.com>
Cc: w3c-xml-query-wg@w3.org, w3c-core-wg@w3.org, xml-names-editor@w3.org

> Infosets produced by parsing XML 1.1 documents will have the 
> [version] property of the document information item set to 
> 1.1 (we don't even need an amendment to the Infoset spec for that).  
> > (Note that this is not relevant to Namespaces 1.1 but XML 1.1).
> I think it should really be considered a comment on the 
> Infoset revision.

I guess I'm not going to persuade anyone, but I think it is really
unfortunate that the Core WG has decided to update the XML and Namespaces
specs without making them reference the Infoset normatively. The result is a
missed opportunity to clear up the confusion as to what parts of an XML
document are information-bearing and what parts are not.

At some stage we need to invert this whole edifice: the InfoSet data model
should be the primary specification, and the XML and Namespaces specs
(hopefully merged) should merely describe one possible interface for
creating an InfoSet.

Michael Kay
Received on Thursday, 5 December 2002 07:02:57 UTC

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