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Re: Turning off validation (was Re: Schemas and entities)
- From: Richard Tobin <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 15:20:23 +0000 (GMT)
Simon St.Laurent wrote:
>>Arghh. Must be Friday. You're right, I'm wrong. Most validating
>>parsers actually recover from no declaration for the root element by
>>turning off validation, but that's a contingent, not a necessary,
>Really? This I've never heard before, and I like to keep up with these
>kinds of wacky false-positive issues.
>MSXML behaves like this if there's no DTD, but I thought they were the only
>ones. Anyone have a list?
It depends what you mean by "turning off validation". If it means not
reporting any error at all, that seems wrong.
In the absence of a DTD, rxp -V reports
Warning: Document has no DTD, validating abandoned
and (after proceeding in non-validating mode) returns a status
indicating that the document is invalid. It seems utterly pointless
to report that each and every element and attribute is undeclared.