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Subject: Re: [relax-ng] What about XML 1.1?

/ "MURATA Makoto (FAMILY Given)" <EB2M-MRT@asahi-net.or.jp> was heard to say:
| On Mon, 27 Sep 2004 13:47:54 -0400
| Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com> wrote:
|> Alas.
|> Well, I suppose I should console myself that at least W3C XML Schema
|> and RELAX NG have consistent views on the matter. It makes XML 1.1 a nearly
|> pointless waste of time, but that's just the way it is, I guess.
| Unfortunately, the bar for supporting XML 1.1 is higher than we first 
| thought.  Some conformant implementations may reject XML-1.1-but-not-XML-1.0 
| name characters.  We (and ISO) cannot publish an erratum that destroys such 
| implementations.

Who said that the erratum would? The erratum simply has to read along
these lines:

  All implementations must accept XML 1.0 characters. Implementations may
  choose to accept XML 1.1 documents, in which case the Name production must
  match xxx and etc. (enumerating the rules for 1.1 documents).

That allows implementors to accept 1.1 if they wish, governs
interoperability between 1.1 implementations, and preserves
interoperability between 1.0 implementations. AFAICS, anyway.

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM / XML Standards Architect / Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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