At 12:41 PM 5/4/01 -0400, G. Ken Holman wrote:
>But then, I wasn't talking interchange, I was talking information set.
I don't make that distinction at all - I assume that documents will have a
lifespan beyond a single round of controlled processing. Even in messaging
situations I assume that control is unstable. (And that raw messages
should generally be archived if they have any value whatsoever.)
Paranoid? Maybe. But it beats having to explain mysterious errors twenty
years down the road, or being the unfortunate recipient of such messages.
I just registered monasticxml.org. Someday, when I find time to write it up...
>Yes, I acknowledge that from a completeness point of view, interchanging
>documents utilizing XInclude instructions has the risk of producing an
>incomplete (but not known to the recipient because it passed their XML
>processor just fine) information exchange.
>(How *do* you find the time to participate so well in so many fora?)
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