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   RE: Subsetting/ Canonical Parsers/ XML Compliance/ etc.

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  • From: Gavin Thomas Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
  • To: xml-dev <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2000 17:32:35 -0500

> In my opinion, it is futile to encourage nor discourage activities
> for the good of a community.  Let the nature run its course and see
> what happens.

While I agree that at the end of the day, you can't force
standards conformance on unwilling groups, I disagree with
the notion that you shouldn't try to encourage full 

XML *syntax* compliance (especially for well-formend parsers)
is relatively easy to achieve, and should be the basis upon
which we can build *reliable* applications. If you can't
trust the foundations, you're toast.


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