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- From: Tim Bray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 07:38:50 -0800
At 10:08 AM 12/12/97 -0500, David Megginson wrote:
>Realm #1: Functionality
> This type of parser simply skips the DOCTYPE declaration (using
> regular expressions) and parses the markup in the document
This is not a conformant XML processor per the spec.
There are certain things a processor is required to do with the internal
subset, including parse it and check it for syntax.
There are a whole range of behaviors. Parsers may, not must, read
external markup declarations and external parsed entities.
>Realm #2: Validation
> This type of parser assumes that its input document is both
> well-formed and valid, and is not required to report any errors at
No such animal is envisioned in the standard. If it doesn't check for
WF problems, it's not an XML processor.
I'll stop here. I suggest you go back and re-work your (potentially helpful)
list based on a re-reading of the specification. -Tim
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