Announcement: XML Infoset Requirements Published

John Cowan cowan at
Fri Feb 19 19:36:50 GMT 1999

Ken MacLeod wrote:

> It seems that ``Information Sets'' perform a similar role to SGML and
> HyTime's ``Property Sets''?  Since I'm sure the WG is aware of that,
> is there an intentional distinction being made by using a different
> name?  or is it just a more generic term?

"Property set" has specific baggage; "information set" does not.
But conceptually they are meant to be similar.

Speaking for myself, not the Infoset WG

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