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   Re: Options in XML 1.0

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  • From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
  • To: Jonathan Borden <jborden@mediaone.net>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 15:28:52 -0500

Jonathan Borden wrote:

> It is true that depending on how a non-validating parser is
> implemented, the same XML 1.0 document will produce different groves or
> infosets. Many  sensible people prefer that a non-validating parser produce
> the same grove or infoset as a validating parser and I for one would not use
> a parser that did not produce the infoset I was expecting or changed the
> infoset depending on whether the validation option is turned on or off.

More accurately: different parsers return different portions of the infoset.
At one time, different parsers returned different infosets for the same
document, but we revised the definition of "infoset" to take the parser
out of it.

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