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   Re: Ambiguity in XML spec

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  • From: "Michael Champion" <Mike.Champion@softwareag-usa.com>
  • To: <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 12:51:19 -0400

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Brownell" <david-b@pacbell.net>
To: "Richard Tobin" <richard@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Cc: <xml-dev@xml.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2000 10:45 AM
Subject: Re: Ambiguity in XML spec

> Actually I think the XML spec would have been substantially improved,
> in the technical sense, were it to have been directly validated by an
> implementation -- using only the standardized productions.

I strongly agree, and hope this is addressed in the corrected version of XML
1.0 if it ever comes out, or in XML 1.1 / 2.0.  A colleague implementing an
XML parser "from scratch" --  that is, without previous exposure to all the
folklore that one picks up from SGML, XML-DEV, deconstructing other people's
code, etc. -- stumbled over all sorts of little problems with the
standardized productions.

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