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   Re: Streaming XML (Was RE: XML Information Set Requirements, W3C Note 1

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  • From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
  • To: XML Dev <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999 10:33:05 -0500

Mark Birbeck wrote:

[example snipped]

> No-one so far in the discussion has argued that this is good XML -

I so argue.  It is well-formed, though not valid, XML.  Validity
inherently can't be checked until you've processed everything.
It might be interesting to define the subset of validity that can
be checked on the fly, though.

My first cut at it says that all VCs except the following can be
checked given the full left context (in stream terms, all that
has come before):

[32] Standalone Document Declaration
[56] IDREF
[56] Entity Name (detectable at end of DTD)
[58] Notation Attributes (detectable at end of DTD)

Have I overlooked anything?

> My contribution to the discussion - which I *did* give much thought -
> was to try and argue that it is not very good programming practice
> anyway, to open a stream for 8 hours.

I agree with this.

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