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   Definitive test suite? (was Re: Oracle XML)

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  • From: Dave Winer <dave@userland.com>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Sun, 15 Nov 1998 05:04:20 -0800

Simon, it's going to get a lot worse before it gets better. There are a
billion parsers being written right now, all will accept different flavors
of XML. 

There still is no definitive test suite of XML files they have to parse. If
we're serious about having compatibility and offering users real choices,
we can probably still fix this, but soon, the cat will be out of the bag,
as they say, and it'll be too late. 

No individual commercial vendor has the credibility or motivation to
establish this test suite. But a famous book author or two could do it. ;->



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