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   Re: Deterministic behavior in processors

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  • From: Avi Rappoport <avirr@LanMinds.Com>
  • To: XML Dev <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Aug 1998 11:47:46 -0700

At 10:53 AM -0700 8/5/98, John Cowan wrote:
>David Brownell wrote:
>> And maybe more.  For example, it's very useful to see the
>> first validation error be "no DTD provided"!!  :-)
>My point is that there is no such Validation Constraint.
>A WF document that doesn't have a DTD will always provoke
>at least one "VC:Element Valid" error, since a WF document
>has to have at least one element.  But having a DTD
>is not *as such* a VC.
>It's true that there's nothing in the spec preventing
>parsers from reporting errors where there are no errors:
>presumably that is a QOI issue.

A lot of compilers and linkers have warnings in addition to errors.  A
validating parser could just use that model, allowing it to follow the spec
and still be helpful to the users.


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