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RE: Bad News on IE6 XML Support
- From: Joshua Allen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Rick Jelliffe <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Sun, 09 Sep 2001 02:50:55 -0700
>or Sun or IBM or Apache or one of the free tools. An editor is a tool
>for correcting mistakes; a browser does not provide any mechanism
>for correction, so the correct action of a browser (and a parser, in
>default mode) is to reject the file.
This is getting pretty ridiculous. IE is not an XML parser, period.
The XML spec has nothing to say about what the correct behavior of a
browser is, and CERTAINLY does not make this strange distinction between
read-only and edit-capable that you seem to be implying. That is like
saying that the UNIX 'cat' command is broke because it does not fatally
error when encountering a paragraph marker in a text stream that has an
XML declaration at the beginning, because 'cat' "does not provide any
mechanism for correction."