Versions of the XML 1.0 Specification
- The XML version of the spec is the one that Michael and I actually
authored, and should be considered authoritative. It contains substantially
more information (including a partial revision log, and some amusing comments)
than appear in any of the HTML or print versions.
It was edited mostly in
- The version you are reading, and the one at the W3C site, were generated
by a Java program I wrote that uses my XML processor
(Lark) to read the
and a lot of custom code to generate the corresponding HTML.
The HTML version is the best version to use if you are a programmer and want
to drill down into the spec and check up on the details of definitions and
- The PostScript version was created by using
Jade, a public-domain
engine; this was driven by a stylesheet that created an RTF version of the
spec. The RTF version was hand-edited in Microsoft Word to fix up pagination
and so on, and to generate the PostScript.
All this work was done by Jon Bosak.
- The PDF version was created from the PostScript version using the Adobe
It is probably the one to get if you want to print out the spec for easy
It is interesting to note that the HTML version is slightly larger than the
XML version, while the PDF version is slightly smaller.
Back-link to spec
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