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   Re: XML errors and fatal errors.

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  • From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
  • To: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>, XML Dev <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Thu, 06 Aug 1998 18:54:26 -0700

At 04:05 PM 8/6/98 -0400, John Cowan wrote:
>So technically a
>document like
>	<foo
>though not WF, is not "in error", since neither "error" nor "must"
>is anywhere applied to what is wrong with it.

Well, the spec is not perfect, but it makes it pretty clear that the
above, while you may wish to apply the English word "document" to it,
is not, in the terms of the spec, an "XML Document", and that a 
conforming XML Processor would emit some serious complaints when fed
this particular character sequence. -T.

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