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- From: Marcelo Cantos <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999 10:39:13 +1100
On Sun, Feb 21, 1999 at 02:37:38PM -0000, Mark Birbeck wrote:
> Couldn't find a coin - so I suppose I should respond:
> Marcelo Cantos wrote:
> > On Sat, Feb 20, 1999 at 04:08:24PM -0000, Mark Birbeck wrote:
> > >then we can't put anything on that
> > > wire other than news headlines (and really you shouldn't process
> > > anything until you receive that closing element, but I know
> > > that's what
> > > people are requesting they can do).
> > I disagree with that last parenthesised remark. Stream-based parsers
> > do and indeed should process data as it arrives. XML browsers _most
> > certainly_ should do so.
> > Not that I disagree with your overall point (I haven't really given it
> > that much thought), but the above is definitely wrong IMO.
> You seem to have missed the point of the discussion.
So say you.
> The question is
> whether it is legitimate to open a stream of XML with some sort of
> element like:
> and then spend the rest of the day sending out things like:
> and then at the end of the day, sending:
> No-one so far in the discussion has argued that this is good XML -
> except you Marcelo, but you can be excused because you haven't given it
> much thought - because if you were validating this you should not (CAN
> NOT!) say the document 'stockPrices' is valid until you receive the
> closing element. And that would mean you couldn't process the
> intervening prices until you had validated the entire document, and that
> would mean your data feed would be useless.
Which part of "Not that I disagree with your overall point" eludes
you, Mark? Did I not make it abundantly clear that I was merely
pointing out small error in the body of your post, rather than
attempting to dispute your thesis?
For the record, I quite agree that wrapping things up in virtual
documents is generally pointless. Hence your conclusion that only I
consider the above to be good XML is unfounded because I don't. And
so is your charge that I have missed the point of the discussion.
Please read what I write, and don't jump up and down and get all
defensive the instant someone tells you you're wrong! Speaking of
which, _do_ you think XML browsers should refuse to display anything
until the root element is closed?
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