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   Re: XML syntax (was Re: external subset syntax)

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  • From: Richard Tobin <richard@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
  • To: David Megginson <ak117@freenet.carleton.ca>, james anderson <mecom-gmbh@mixx.de>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Dec 1997 16:35:45 GMT

> No, it's not SGML's fault, at least not this time.  Conforming SGML
> parsers are allowed to continue processing if they want to, and are
> even allowed not to report errors at all (as long as they don't claim
> to be "validating parsers").  XML has gone way beyond any SGML
> requirements with this one.

Always remember that your software doesn't have to be a conforming
XML processor unless you want it to be.  There are several applications
where you certainly *don't* want to be a conforming processor, such as
an XML editor.

-- Richard

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