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Re: [xml-dev] When to Validate XML Guidelines
- From: "Simon St.Laurent" <email@example.com>
- To: "Fred L. Drake, Jr." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2001 15:04:05 -0400
On Mon, 2001-10-01 at 14:48, Fred L. Drake, Jr. wrote:
> Simon St.Laurent writes:
> > The parts of DTDs which I use tend to be the attribute defaulting bits,
> > and that mostly for XLink, which I haven't used much lately. Those work
> > well with most of the Java parsers I use, but they frequently disappear
> > with expat implementations, so I'm trying to break myself of the habit.
> Do you think these are Expat problems, or the application built on
> top? (I suppose it could be older versions of Expat as well.)
> If you have reproducible test cases, I'd love to have them so any
> Expat bugs can be fixed for future versions.
Expat's behavior is legal - non-validating parsers don't have to read
external DTD subsets. It's switchable in more recent versions, but I'm
not sure the applications yet take advantage of that. I should poke
around Mozilla again.
> Amen, brother! ;-)
XML-dev as revival meeting might be a lot of fun. Maybe at one of these
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