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Re: [xml-dev] XMLDecl version

On Tue, Nov 13, 2001 at 11:19:54AM -0500, Fred L. Drake, Jr. wrote:
> Robin Berjon writes:
>  > it is unclear to me from the XML spec whether <?xml version='1'?> is 
>  > well-formed or not. At first glance it seems that Expat accepts it, while 
>  > xmllint croaks on it. The spec doesn't say whether version 1.0 is about 
>  > string equality or number comparison.

More precisely xmllint raises a warning:

orchis:~/XML -> ./xmllint tst.xml 
tst.xml:1: warning: Unsupported version '1'
<?xml version='1'?>
<?xml version="1"?>
orchis:~/XML -> 

  But still process it. I may have fixed this not that long ago. I think
it used to not be that kind. I never got a complain before about this but
since Blueberry (i.e. the next XML revision) is being started it was looking
like a good idea to relax this processing :-)

>   Note the use of "may" -- it is *allowed* for a processor to do
> whatever it wants with something that does not conform, and I'll go so
> far as to infer that it isn't allowed to claim the document conforms
> with XML "1.0", but is not required to scream bloody murder.

 It definitely complains,


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